Following the release of the Pop and Go ranges of smartphones, Alcatel has announced the new OneTouch Pixi First and the OneTouch Idol 3C smartphones. It also unveiled the OneTouch Pixi 3 (10) tablet, which is just another add-on to the family of innumerable Pixi apparatus.
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3C
The OneTouch Idol 3C is Alcatel’s finest equipped version seen at IFA and has almost the same specs as the OneTouch Idol 3 (5.5). The Idol 3C maintains the 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display panel of the Idol 3, while setting it in a new body with vibrant, interchangeable covers. The ‘completely reversible’ feature of the Idol 3 has been kept, so you should not worry about picking up the cellphone mic-side when answering a call in the dark.
Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 615 along with its double quad-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz and 1.0GHz. The 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory are the same as the single-SIM edition of the Idol 3 (5.5). The rear camera is a 13MP unit housed behind a five-element f/2.0 lens, while an 8MP shooter enhance the front-face.
As far as connectivity is concerned, there is multi-band 2G/3G, along with Cat.4 LTE, with local features like Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, and NFC. A GPS receiver can also be on board with A-GPS, and the FM radio has RDS. The battery capacity is 2,910 mAh (and if that rings a bell, refer to the Idol 3C spec page).
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First
On the other hand, the OneTouch Pixi First is a low-end smartphone. It is a modest 4 inches in diagonal, with an 800 x 480 pixels display resolution. Paired with 512 MB of RAM, a Spreadtrum SC7731 chipset powers the smartphone, using a 1.2GHz quad core processor. It features mere 4 GB of built-in storage, though it is expandable via a microSD card slot.
The smartphone features a 5MP camera with flash on the back, and a 2MP unit on the front. It doesn’t come with LTE connectivity and packs a 1,450mAh battery.
Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 3 (10)
The OneTouch Pixi 3 (10) is the biggest slate to join the Pixi tablet series. Similar to the Pixi 3 (8), the 10-inch tab features a 1280 x 800 pixels display resolution. The MediaTek MT8127 chipset handles the job, using a 1.3GHz dual-core CPU and a 1 GB RAM. There is 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64 GB with a microSD card. 5MP and 2MP cameras are fixed on the rear and front of the device.
This tablet is a Wi-Fi only product, so you should not expect any cellular radios. However it does come with Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. Measuring 255.5 x 155 x 9.5mm, the slate runs on a 4,060 mAh battery.