TCL wants the Alcatel brand to be to smartphones what Archos is to tablets, apparently. That is – signify extremely cheap devices that are, however, decently specced. Or something like that.
Of course, the Chinese masters of the Alcatel brand also like to do some showing off, such as at CES when they announced no less than 13 new mobile devices. And sitting pretty on top of that pile was the One Touch Idol, the company’s newest flagship smartphone.
Interestingly though, the One Touch Star wasn’t among those. Yet it’s bound to appear on the European market soon. Before you get too excited, know that this will be a lower-midrange offering and nothing more. In Sweden, it will retail for around 2,000 SEK, which is about €234 or $315. That’s an unsubsidized price, of course.
So what will you get for that amount? A 4-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, a VGA front-facing camera, a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage space (with 2.4 GB available to the user), a microSD card slot, and a 1,500 mAh battery. It should run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Alcatel will probably showcase this device at Mobile World Congress in a couple of weeks, so we’ll know all the official details then. For now, it looks to be yet another completely forgettable midrange offering that’s not very cheap, nor very interesting for other reasons, and which almost certainly won’t ever be updated to another version of Android.
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