Much has been said about a light version of Android to “make smarter” feature phones, but nothing beyond rumors so far. However, while that happens, KaiOS take that opportunity to bring apps to the most basic phones.
The best is that now the first feature phone with KaiOS arrives in Mexico, the Alcatel 3078. It is a basic telephone for calls and messages that thanks to this operating system offers access to services such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Google services such as Maps and YouTube. The best thing is that it does it for a price of just 779 pesos, available soon with Telcel.
WhatsApp, Facebook and Google within everyone’s reach
That said, the Alcatel 3078 is a basic phone, with interesting additions. Its screen is a 2.4-inch LCD and is brought to life by an MT6572A processor with 256 MB of RAM and 512 MB of storage. Yes, megabytes. Fortunately the memory can be expanded up to 32 GB with a microSD card for music playback with its 3.5 mm audio jack.
It has a single 1.3 megapixel camera and its 1,030 mAh battery with microUSB charge. Finally, the Alcatel 3078 offers 3G and Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) connectivity, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio and GPS.
Regarding the applications, the most important today are present: WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, Maps and even the Google Assistant, in fact with direct access to the central key of the alphanumeric keyboard of the Alcatel 3078. In addition, the KaiOS store lists more than 400 apps from different developers.