We’re on the floor here at CES 2016, where Alcatel OneTouch has just unveiled its new Android-powered Pixi 4 lineup. The Pixi 4 line consists of four budget-friendly devices in total – two compact smartphones, one phablet and a small tablet. Each one of these products are meant to be easy on the wallet while also offering up some impressive specifications and hardware. There’s quite a bit to cover here, so let’s jump right in!
The first two products in this lineup are the Pixi 4 3.5-inch and 4.0-inch smartphones. The 3.5-inch model comes with an HVGA display with 320 x 480 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572M processor, VGA front and 2MP rear cameras, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. The 4.0-inch smartphone comes with a WVGA display with 480 x 800 resolution, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor, 512MB/1GB of RAM (depending on storage option), either 4 or 8GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. The 3.5-inch phone will come to market with Android 5.1 Lollipop, while the 4.0-inch phone comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Next up is the Pixi 4 6.0-inch smartphone, which unsurprisingly sports a 6.0-inch TFT LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a quad-core MediaTek MSM8909 processor clocked at 1.1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and microSD expansion up to 64GB. This is also a dual-SIM device, comes with a 2580mAh battery, and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Additionally, it has an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera that should be able to cover all of your selfie-taking needs.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 4 7.0-inch is a 3G-connected tablet that’s coming to market at a very competitive price point. It has a 7.0-inch TFT LCD display with 600 x 1024 resolution, a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT8321 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, microSD expansion up to 32GB, a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera. It also comes with a 2580mAh battery and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
In addition to the Pixi 4 lineup, Alcatel OneTouch has also taken the wraps off a new 2G connected watch for kids called the CareTime. This new connected watch will allow parents to send voice messages to their children, and children will be able to reply to up to 10 pre-set contacts or make calls to 5 registered numbers if they need to get in touch with someone. There’s also a GPS on board, which will let parents keep track of their kids’ location. One of the most interesting features of this watch is that it also includes Geo Fence features to let parents know when their children leave a pre-set safe zone. The CareTime watch is recommended for kids from 5-9 years old, and can connect to both Android and iOS smartphones. What’s more, it comes with an IP65 rating and a battery that will last around 4 days on a single charge.
The CareTime watch will be available in Europe and Latin America in April 2016, with more regions on the way in the future. As of now we have no word as to when these new Pixi 4 devices will come to market, though we’ll be sure to update you once we learn more. And be sure to check out all of our CES 2016 coverage by following this link!