The 1X is the more modern of the two, but still very much entry-level. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.
This phone has two rear cameras, so you can take those bokeh photos in portrait mode.
There's a 5.5-inch screen with slim bezels. Screen resolution is 1,440x720 pixels.
Instead of a glossy finish, the Alcatel 1X has a no-slip, textured backing that's brushed, but not quite suede.
It'll cost $120 and 120 euros.
It's immediately clear that the 5-inch Alcatel 1C is the more bare-bones device. And bare bones it is. The thick bezels are a dead giveaway.
The 1C runs on Android 8 Go Edition, and has a 5-megapixel rear camera. You get a 2-megapixel camera up front.
Completely plastic backing reinforces that these are cheap phones, but Alcatel has at least made an effort by adding a cross-hatch design.
Here's a closer look.
A 5-megapixel camera on the back comes with a flash.
Since there's just one rear camera, you won't get portrait mode shots.
Basic specs include just 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, a 2,000mAh, and a Micro-USB charging port.
Alcatel's new phones go on sale in Q1 in select markets. While the 1X will comes to North America, the 1C won't.