Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile subscribers who want to purchase a very affordable Android-carrying smartphone are in luck.
The two prepaid carriers are offering the new Alcatel Dawn and the great news (apart from its price) is that it comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Let's take a look at the specs of the Alcatel Dawn.
The phone comes with a 4.5-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) screen able to display a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
Processing power relies on a quad-core CPU clocked at 1.1 GHz, with 1 GB of RAM to back it up. Default storage space is of 8 GB, but keep in mind that the phone holds a microSD slot. This means that those who require more space can load up to 32 GB of extra memory.
The camera combo is fitting for the price class of the device, with a 5-megapixel main sensor at the back and a 0.3-megapixel selfie snapper at the front. Juice is running through the device with the help of a modest 1,780 mAh power source.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow's slew of features might be the one of the biggest reasons for customers to choose the budget phone.
With the latest OS from Android, users can leverage the potential of quick multitasking, powerful interactivity and customizable home screens. What is more, new features such as unlimited storage in Google Photos and Google Now On Tap are available in Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Google touts that Marshmallow has the ability to pack increased battery optimization compared to Lollipop, via a welcome improvement named Doze. The feature makes use of combining software tweaks and hardware optimization to determine when the phone has been sitting idle, after which it disables background-running processes to save power.
Alcatel Dawn has a few more features that could convince customers to purchase it. You can switch between Sprint's nationwide 3G and 4G LTE networks. The device also permits its owners to take advantage of Mexico roaming. As a reminder, the two carriers offering the Alcatel Dawn at a special price have Sprint as their owner.
As the technical details reveal, the Alcatel Dawn is far from being a cutting-edge technology. However, it costs only $69.99 at both Boost and Virgin, and both carriers ship it for no extra cost if you order it online.
If the offer piqued your interest, check out your nearby Virgin or Boost brick-and-mortar locations or simply go to the official pages linked above.