AT&T and Cricket announce new Low-Cost Alcatel Smartphone
Days after releasing the US$29 priced Alcatel TRU entry-level smartphone on MetroPCs; Alcatel has teamed up with AT&T and Cricket has announced new Android smartphones in the US. The device is not entirely a new one as it is a re-branding Boost and Virgin’s Alcatel Dawn.
The device keeps the same hardware specs and branded as the Alcatel Ideal on AT&T and Alcatel Streak on Cricket Wireless. It sports a 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) FWVGA IPS display, relies on a quad-core Qualcomm processor clocked at 1.11GHz (Snapdragon 210 MSM8909) paired with 1GB of RAM.
The Alcatel Ideal/Streak packs 8GB built-in storage space, a microSD card slot for memory expansion up to 128GB, front 2 megapixels camera, rear 5 megapixels camera with LED flash & HD video and supports fast 4G LTE networks. It is backed by a moderate 1780mAh battery which is okay from the price point and should keep the lights on for about a day.
The Alcatel Ideal boots Android 5.1 Lollipop OS and is currently available via AT&T’s GoPhone program for a price tag of $50 while the Alcatel Streak runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out-of-the-box and costs $30 with activation on Cricket Wireless.