Alcatel Unveils Android Phone, Phablet And Two Tablets

By 01:53 Sun, 18 Jul 2021 Comments

Alcatel loves CES – each year the company brings several recent devices to the expo and this year is no exception. A phone, a phablet and two tablets were unveiled at the trade show, all of them Android-powered.

Alcatel One Touch POP C9

The Alcatel One Touch POP C9 is a 5.5" phablet with entry-level (for the category) specs. The IPS display has qHD resolution (200ppi pixel density) and the phablet is powered by a quad-core 1.3Giga Hertz (GHz) processor (likely on a MediaTek chipset) running Android 4.2. There's 1GB of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and 4GB of built-in storage, with an option to add up to 32GB more via a microSD card.

The POP C9 has an 8MP/HD video capturing camera on the back and a 2MP front-facing camera. On the connectivity side, there's 3G, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and Bluetooth 4.0.

The battery is disappointingly small though, it has only 2,500mAh capacity. According to official numbers that's enough for 8 hours of talk time on 2G networks and just 4 hours on 3G networks.

The Alcatel One Touch POP C9 will be available in a variety of colorful colors: Bluish Black, Cherry Red, Full White, Hot Pink or Fresh Turquoise. There will be a choice of flip covers too.

Alcatel One Touch POP7 and POP8

The One Touch POP7 and POP8 are two Android-powered tablets with 7 and 8 inch screens accordingly. Both are entry-level devices, with the POP8 having the better specs.

It has an 8" IPS display with 1,280 x 800 resolution and is powered by a MediaTek MT8382 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A7 @ 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, Mali-400 GPU). The tablet features a microSD card slot and two cameras, 2MP and 0.3MP.

The connectivity is well covered by 3G (rare in the entry-level field), Wi-Fi, GPS and an optional IR blaster.

The Alcatel One Touch POP7 has a 7" TFT classy screen with 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution. It has the same camera, storage and connectivity setup (down to the optional IR), but the chipset has been downgraded to a MediaTek MT8312 (dual-core Cortex-A7 @ 1.3GHz, 1GB RAM, Mali-400 GPU).

The POP7 weighs 285g and will come out at the discontinue of February, while the POP8 will be out some time in March. Both tablets will have optional flip covers similar to the POP C9 phablet.

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+

Unlike the other devices, the One Touch Idol X+ is not exactly recent (it was announced for China earlier) and is higher end. It's a 5" phone with a sharp 1080p IPS Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) classy screen and MediaTek octa-core MT6592 chipset (8x Cortex-A7 @ 2GHz, 2GB RAM, PowerVR SGX544 GPU).

It also packs a 13MP / 1080p capturing camera on the back and a 2.1MP capturing camera on the front, 16GB of expandable storage and quality sound hardware with 24bit/192kHz audio playback.

The phone is only 7.9mm thick. The Idol X+ has a brushed metal frame with "0 bezel and borderless, 2.4 mm edge-to-edge design". The battery has 2,500mAh capacity, which seems quite low for the classy screen resolution and 8 Central Processing Units (CPU) cores.

There's no official info on the pricing and availability of the world-wide model of the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+, but the one in China will go on sale in the middle of this month at $330.

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