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Alcatel OneTouch unveils another 2 phones, a tablet and WiFi connected devices (IFA 2015)
No way is Alcatel done unveiling devices. Last Thursday they showed us a bunch of new mobile products and today they are back with another two handsets, a tablet and a couple of new WiFi boxes. The company’s popularity is growing fast, and so is their portfolio. Want to learn all about these new products? Let’s jump into all the details.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First
Alcatel is not giving us the full set of specs just yet, so we can’t dig too deep into the device, but this is looking to be a pretty good affordable handset. This specific device is aimed towards emerging markets, so let’s not get too picky with it and see it for what it is.
With that said, this happens to not such a bad option for casual users. It comes with a “powerful” 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 3G+ speeds. And this handset won’t leave you hanging mid-day, as it sports a battery that can offer 300 hours of standby time and 7 hours of talk time.
On the front side of the smartphone we have a 4-inch display and a 2 MP camera. Turn the smartphone around and you will find its modest 5 MP shooter, along with the handy LED flash. The design is pretty basic, mostly consisting of plastic and glass, but the phone does tout a 9.7 mm profile, which is something Alcatel claims to be among the thinnest in this size range.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (10-inch)
Not liking the smaller Pixi 3 tablets? Alcatel OneTouch has decided to bring forth a larger one, measuring in at 10 inches. This new pad is available in both 3G or WiFi options. In addition, it runs Android 5.0 Lollipop. There’s no details on the rest of the specs, but we can expect these to go right in line with its smaller 7-inch and 8-inch brothers, which both carry mid-end components.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 has been a hit in the USA, thanks to its great value and fair specs. But what about those of you who like the phone but still want something a bit more affordable? In comes the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C.
This gadget features a 5.5-inch display and a very similar design when compared o the Idol 3, except for an obvious change in materials and colors. The Idol 3C is available in white, red, green, pink and yellow, so there’s something for everyone here.
In addition, users can enjoy the 13 MP main camera, 8 MP front shooter, JBL-powered dual front-facing speakers and an octa-core processor (likely the same Snapdragon 615 chip found on the Idol 3) that should take care of all your needs.
4G Car WiFi and WiFi Music Box
How about some connected devices? Smartphones and tablets are fun, but they are not everything. These cool accessories complete the equation perfectly. Today Alcatel OneTouch is announcing a couple of products that will keep your vehicle online and your home more musical.
The first one is the 4G Car WiFi. This is a simple dongle that plugs into your car’s cigarette lighter and connects up to 15 devices at once (if you can fit that many users in your vehicle). It even has a connector for charging devices via USB.
Meanwhile, the WiFi Music Box is a neat accessory that plugs into any speakers in your home. After setting up, users can play DJ from any smartphone or tablet. The system allows for playing music in multiple rooms, or setting different moods in each one of them.
We are told USA pricing and availability will be announced later in Q4. Us Americans will be out of luck with the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First, though. That phone is only headed to an exclusive list of emerging markets. Bummer. As for the boxes, the 4G Car WiFi will be available this October in Europe, while the WiFi Music Box will launch globally during the same month.
Are you guys thinking of getting any of these, though? I am personally considering the WiFi Music Box!