3 Cheap Smart Phones That Are Coming To Australia

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Budget smart phone maker Alcatel just announced some new phones for the Australian market. True to form they're all under $300. This is what you need to know.

This year Alcatel is adding three new phones to the range, which will be available on Amazon Australia for the first time, as well as in JB hi-Fi, Officeworks and Australia Post.

"We continue to redefine what is possible in a sub-$300 device, with Australians more aware than ever before that it is possible to deliver exciting, innovative smartphones that don’t demand top dollar or compromise on performance," said Sam Skontos, VP and Regional Managing Director of South East Asia and Pacific Alcatel Mobile.

"In 2018 we sold close to one million devices in Australia, and this year we’re taking it to another level with flagship-style features yet won’t break the bank."

Here's a little look at the specs.


Alcatel 3

At the top end of the range is the Alcatel 3, which comes with a 5.9-inch HD+ display, 13MP rear and 5MP selfie cameras, as well as fingerprint and face unlock capabilities.

Under the hood you'll find a Snapdragron 439 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and a 3,500mAh battery.

The Alcatel 3 will be available from July and has an RRP of $279.


Alcatel 1s

Next up is the Alcatel 1s which comes in a little smaller at 5.5-inches. When it comes to cameras it still sports a 13MP lense on the back, but with a 2MP front facing camera. It also includes fingerprint unlock.

Down in the guts there is a Spreadtrum SC9863A, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage and a 3,060mAH battery.

You'll be able to pick one up from July on Amazon on Australia for $199.


Alcatel 1x

The most budget-friendly option of the bunch is the 1x, which comes with the same 5.5-inch HD+ display and camera setup as the 1s and fingerprint unlock.

In terms of specs it has a MediaTek MT6739 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage and a 3,000mAH battery.

The 1x will also be available in Australia from July and will have an RRP of $179.

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