Oh, snap! Alcatel just won’t stop. Unveiling new smartphones, that is. An onslaught, this is. First, we saw 13 devices announced at CES. Then, a couple of days ago, the wraps were taken off of the One Touch Idol X, the company’s flagship, as well as the low-end 5-inch One Touch Scribe Easy.
Today it’s the One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE that have the spotlight. The Snap has a 4.5-inch qHD (540×960) touchscreen, a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, a 1.3 MP front camera also capable of shooting 720p videos, 4 GB of built-in storage (of which 2.4 GB is user-accessible), a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 1,800 mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Its dimensions are 130.3x67x8.99 mm. The Snap will be in stores somewhere in April.
Its LTE-enabled sibling isn’t identical in all other respects, as you may expect. The One Touch Snap LTE has a bigger, 4.65-inch touchscreen, but its resolution is lower – just 480×854. The LTE version’s back camera is capable of recording 1080p Full HD videos, while still being 8 MP. And the front camera of this phone is a 2 MP unit.
The processor inside the Snap LTE is a dual-core 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon, and its battery is bumped up to 2,200 mAh. However, this model runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. It will be out in July.
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