Alcatel showcased some really great devices at the IFA 2015 today, and among those are the Alcatel GO PLAY phone and the Alcatel GO WATCH wearable. The USP of the Alcatel GO PLAY is that it is waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof, thus suitable for active outdoor and underwater usage. The phone can be used for underwater photography, and can be dropped from a height of up to 1.5 meters without risking damage. The GO PLAY comes with pre-installed Vine, Zello and Periscope, making live-streaming easy. The Alcatel GO PLAY will be available in eight different colors and matching protective cases as well as waterproof headsets.
The GO PLAY comes with pre-loaded Android 5.0, which looks great on the 5-inch 720p TFT display. There is a quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 CPU under the hood, coupled with 1 GB of RAM. The 8 GB expandable memory is decent while the rear 8 MP camera and the front 5 MP camera can record 1080p videos at 30fps. The battery is a 2500 mAh unit and the phone comes with extras like 1-finger zoom, Multi-Tap wake up, Idle screen, and FM Radio.
As for the Alcatel GO WATCH, it is also waterproof, dust-proof, and shockproof like the GO PLAY. The wearable is not at all based on Android Wear and uses a proprietary operating system. The GO WATCH is compatible with iOS and Android, and brings notifications for calls, messages, emails, and weather. The wristband and casing are changeable. Also, the device comes with a unique feature called ’emotion sharing’; with the GO button, the user can trigger an ’emotion pulse measurement’. This creates an emotional graphic using the input from the gyroscope, the heart rate sensor, and the accelerometer. The result can be shared on social networks or can be set as the wallpaper of the GO WATCH.
The Alcatel GO WATCH has a 1.22-inch LCD IPS circular display with a resolution of 240 x 240. The CPU is a Cortex-M4 based unit, and there is a 225 mAh battery which requires an hour to get charged completely. The wearable is compatible with iOS 7 or above and Android 4.3 or above.