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Alcatel Expands Telstra Partnership With Handset Launches

Alcatel is bolstering its entry into the low-end Australian handset market with the launch of three new models through its partnership with Telstra.

Joining the existing Alcatel 1C ($89RR) is the Alcatel 1X, the Telstra Superior Powered by Alcatel, and the Telstra Essentials Plus Powered by Alcatel, all priced under $200.

Commenting on the launch, Sam Skontos, VP and Regional Managing Director of South East Asia and Pacific Alcatel Mobile.Alcatel, said there was a growing demand for sub-$200 alternatives in the Australian market.

“More Aussies than ever before appreciate that you can buy a lot of tech for very little. Our work with parent company TCL means we can leverage its manufacturing capabilities to deliver attractive, affordable devices that has helped us dominate the sub-$200 category,” he said.

The Alcatel 1X, which retails for $129, features 4GX download speeds in 4GX coverage areas and an immersive 5.34 inch screen. It also has an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera and is available from September 4.

The Telstra Superior Powered by Alcatel ($199RRP) has a 6 inch screen, a curved back and dual rear cameras. It runs on Android Oreo, has a 3,000mAh battery and is available now.

The Telstra Essential Plus Powered by Alcatel ($99RRP) has a 4.95 inch screen, runs on Android Go, features a built-in data manager and Google Play Protect for security. It’s also available exclusively from Telstra from September 4.

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