Alcatel C1: AT&T's $60 Android GoPhone

This ultraportable prepaid smartphone pares down specs to achieve an enviable price.

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For $60, this phone can be yours.


Sixty dollars doesn't usually buy you much in terms of electronics, and certainly not a smartphone.

That's what makes the Alcatel C1 GoPhone for AT&T such an alluring proposition.

It's tiny and bare-bones, but it's a working smartphone for a ridiculously low off-contract price.

We don't know much about the device yet -- stick around for photos -- but we do know that it will run Android 4.4 KitKat (after an update) and has a 3.5-inch 420x380-pixel HVGA touchscreen.

There's also a 1GHz dual-core processor, and a 2-megapixel camera.

The 4GB storage can expand to 32GB with a microSD card, and you get the bare minimum of 512MB of RAM.

As for battery life, the C1's 1,400mAh juice pack has a rated talk time of up to 7 hours and 22.5 days of standby time.