Dual-core HD Alcatel OT986 released in China as the TCL S900, priced at just $315
TCL S900 is what the Alcatel OT986 is known as in China. And it’s finally become available to purchase. This smartphone is essentially the same under the hood but comes with two different brands, one for China, the other for the world.
The TCL S900 has a dual-core 1.5 GHz TI OMAP processor, a 4.5-inch 720p IPS touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 2 MP front-facing camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of built-in storage, and HSPA support. And the Alcatel OT986 will have those exact same specs when it launches in other parts of the world.
The OS at work here is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, complete with software-rendered navigation buttons as you can see from the image above. So how expensive do you think one of these should be?
Well, in China, the TCL S900 is now being offered for just 1,999 yuan, which is about $315 or €250 at today’s exchange rates. That’s an incredibly good price considering what you’re getting in terms of hardware. So let’s hope that the Alcatel version of this phone makes its way to our neck of the woods real quick, and doesn’t lose the impressive pricing in the process.