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Alcatel introduced two new budget phones at CES 2019, the Alcatel 1X and 1C.

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The 1X is the more modern of the two, but still very much entry-level. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

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This phone has two rear cameras, so you can take those bokeh photos in portrait mode.

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There's a 5.5-inch screen with slim bezels. Screen resolution is 1,440x720 pixels.

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Instead of a glossy finish, the Alcatel 1X has a no-slip, textured backing that's brushed, but not quite suede.

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It'll cost $120 and 120 euros.

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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.

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The 1C runs on Android 8 Go Edition, and has a 5-megapixel rear camera. You get a 2-megapixel camera up front.

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Completely plastic backing reinforces that these are cheap phones, but Alcatel has at least made an effort by adding a cross-hatch design.

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Here's a closer look.

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A 5-megapixel camera on the back comes with a flash.

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Since there's just one rear camera, you won't get portrait mode shots.

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Basic specs include just 8GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, a 2,000mAh, and a Micro-USB charging port.

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Alcatel's new phones go on sale in Q1 in select markets. While the 1X will comes to North America, the 1C won't.

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See all the hot, new gadgets from CES 2019.

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