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Alcatel Pop 4 series announced

At MWC 2016, Alcatel formally unveiled the Alcatel Pop 4 family.
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February 22, 2016
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At MWC 2016 Alcatel took the lid off a number of new devices, including the brand new Pop 4 series, which includes three distinct variants: the Pop 4, Pop 4+, and Pop 4S. The Pop 4 family aims to provide its audience colorful, customizable mid-range handsets that help you find a look that suits you will offering enough power to provide a smooth Android experience.

So what kind of customization are we talking about here? While nothing quite as elaborate as the moto maker, the Pop 4 series comes in a variety of different colors and offers a choice of four fashionable cover collections: Hairline-Brushed, Leather, Wood and Baby Skin.

As for the specs under the hood, Alcatel has you covered there too. The Pop 4 and Pop 4+ have the most immediately in common, with the Pop 4 serving as the ‘base’ model. Both of these models feature 720p displays and quad-core MediaTek MSM8909 processors, though the Pop 4 has just 1GB RAM and 8GB storage with microSD, while the 4+ slightly bumps things up to 1.5GB and 16GB storage with microSD.

The Pop 4S sits at the top of the pack, offering an octa-core MediaTek MT6755M processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and microSD for expansion. The 4S also offers a 5.5-inch 1080p display and a beefy 13MP main cam, with a 5MP front cam. Lastly, the Pop 4S also integrates a fingerprint scanner on the front and offers a 2960 mAh battery with quick charge functionality baked in.

For more details on the specs for all three models, be sure to check out this chart:

Pop 4Pop 4+Pop 4S
Display
Pop 4:
5” HD IPS (1280 x 720), 16.7M color display
Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
Pop 4+:
5.5” HD IPS (1280 x 720), 16.7M color display
Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
Pop 4S:
5.5” FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 16.7M color display
Capacitive multi-touch 5 points
Processor
Pop 4:
quad-core MediaTek MSM8909
Pop 4+:
quad-core MediaTek MSM8909
Pop 4S:
octa-core MediaTek MT6755M
RAM
Pop 4:
1GB
Pop 4+:
1.5GB
Pop 4S:
2GB
Storage
Pop 4:
8GB
Pop 4+:
16GB
Pop 4S:
16GB
Camera
Pop 4:
8 Mpxl main camera, Auto-focus, HDR, Video zoom,
5 Mpxl front camera with front flash, wide-viewing angle (84.4°)
Video Playback: 1080P@30fps
Video Capture: 720P@30fps
Pop 4+:
8 Mpxl main camera, Auto-focus, LED flash,
Aperture f/2.0, HDR, Video zoom
5 Mpxl front camera with front flash, wide-viewing angle (84.4°)
Video Playback: 1080P@30fps
Video Capture: 720P@30fps
Pop 4S:
13 Mpxl main camera, Auto-focus, LED dual-tone flash,
Phase detection autofocus (0.3s), Sensor size 1/3.06,
Aperture f/2.0, HDR, EIS
5 Mpxl front camera with front flash, wide-viewing angle (84.4°)
Video Playback: 1080P@30fps
Video Capture: 1080P@30fps
OS
Pop 4:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Pop 4+:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Pop 4S:
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Battery
Pop 4:
2500 mAh
Pop 4+:
2500 mAh
Pop 4S:
2960 mAh
Dimensions
Pop 4:
140.7 x 71.4 x 7.99 mm
Pop 4+:
151 x 77 x 7.99 mm
Pop 4S:
DIMENSIONS 152 x 76.8 x 7.99 mm
Network
Pop 4:
Micro SIM
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 1/2/5/8
HSPA+ Downlink: 42 Mbit/s / Uplink 5.76 Mbit/s
4G LTE Cat 4: 150 Mbit/s / Uplink 50 Mbit/s
Pop 4+:
Micro SIM
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 1/2/5/8
HSPA+ Downlink: 42 Mbit/s / Uplink 5.76 Mbit/s
4G LTE Cat 4: 150 Mbit/s / Uplink 50 Mbit/s
Pop 4S:
Micro SIM
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
HSPA+ Downlink: 42 Mbit/s / Uplink 5.76 Mbit/s
FDD LTE B1/3/7/8/20/28A
4G LTE Cat 6: Downlink 300 Mbit/s / Uplink 50 Mbit/s

Connectivity
Pop 4:
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Micro USB 2.0,
Bluetooth 4.0
Pop 4+:
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct,
Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.1

Pop 4S:
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct,
Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2
Extras
Pop 4:
G-sensor, Proximity sensor, FM Radio, Handsfree, Light sensor, E-compass (Optional), HD voice (Optional), Onetouch Music
HAC M3&T3 (Optional), Hall switch (Optional), QR code scanner
Pop 4+:
G-sensor, Proximity sensor, FM Radio, E-compass (Optional), Hall switch, Handsfree, Light sensor, HD voice (Optional),
HAC M3&T3 (Optional), Onetouch Music, QR code scanner
Pop 4S:
Fingerprint recognition, Fast charging, G-sensor, Proximity sensor, FM Radio, E-compass (Optional), Hall switch, Handsfree, Light sensor, HD voice, HAC M3 (Optional), NFC (Optional), Gyroscope (Optional), Hi-Fi, 3.6 Watts audio, Onetouch Music, JBL headsets (Optional), QR code scanner

Alcatel has yet to reveal any specific pricing or release plans for the Pop 4 family just yet, though the company is no stranger to aggressive pricing and so expect them to be very competitive. What do you think of Alcatel’s latest? Let us know in the comments.