Alcatel One Touch Pop phone devices to target low end

Alcatel certainly seems to be a company ready to jump on the Android bandwagon based on their activity at CES 2013. Along with their high end Scribe X and Scribe HD smartphones and the new One Touch Tab devices, Alcatel also revealed a lineup of smartphones targeted at the budget-minded buyer. Three different versions of their “Pop” phones will be released during the first quarter of 2013 to markets in Asia, Europe and Africa.

The most powerful of the devices is the One Touch X’Pop, which will have a 4.5-inch qHD screen running at 960×540 resolution, a dual-core 1GHz cpu, 512MB of RAM, a 5MP rear-facing camera and VGA front-facing camera, a microSD slot, and will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Alcatel says the X’Pop will be available this month.

Next in line is the One Touch S’Pop equipped with a 3.5-inch HVA, 480×320 resolution screen with a single-core 1GHz cpu, 512MB of RAM and Jelly. The S’Pop camera is downgraded  slightly to only 3.2MP, but it will have a microSD slot. The S’Pop should be available in Asian markets next month.

Finally, the One Touch T’Pop brings up the rear. The T’Pop appears to be a slimmed down version of the S’Pop, but with only 256MB of RAM and no front-facing camera. Inexplicably, the device will only run Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Should there be anyone out there that would want this device, it is set to be offered in Asian markets this month.

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source: Engadget


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