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Alcatel expands Android lineup with four One Touch POP smartphones

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Alcatel expands Android lineup with four One Touch POP smartphones
Back at IFA 2013, Alcatel presented its latest high-end and mid-range Android smartphones - the One Touch Hero, One Touch Idol Alpha, One Touch Idol X, One Touch Idol S, and One Touch Idol mini. The company, however, also has something to cover the entry-level segment with. Introducing the new additions to Alcatel's POP series: the Alcatel One Touch POP C1, POP C3, POP C5, and POP C7. All of them are powered by Android 4.2 and come in a variety of pretty colors. Size and specs, however, are what set them apart.

The Alcatel One Touch POP C1 is the smallest smartphone of the bunch, equipped with a 3.5-inch 320x480 pixel display. Inside it beats a 1GHz dual-core processor backed by 512MB of RAM. A 2MP main camera, 4GB of storage, and 1300mAh battery are also listed on the device's modest specs sheet, indicating that the Alcatel One Touch POP C1 will be affordable above all.

The Alcatel One Touch POP C3 is slightly larger, sporting a 4-inch, 480x800 pixel display. It is powered by a 1.3Ghz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM. A pair of cameras is also on board - a 3.2MP main module and a basic front-facing snapper. 4GB of storage and a 1300mAh battery are also present.

Moving further down the list, we have the Alcatel One Touch POP C5, packing a 4.3-inch screen with resolution of 480 by 854 pixels. Computing is handled by a dual-core 1.3GHz processor backed by 512MB of RAM. In addition, you get a front-facing camera and a 5MP main cam. 4GB of storage and a 1800mAh battery are also listed on the POP C5's specs sheet. Interestingly, the smartphone supports HD Voice for clearer voice calls.

And last but not least we have the Alcatel One Touch C7, which is the largest of the four, offering a 4.5-inch touchscreen with resolution of 480 by 854 pixels. It should also be the fastest among the bunch thanks to its quad-core 1.3GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Furthermore, you get a 5MP main camera, a front-facing shooter for self-portraits, 4GB of storage, and a 2000mAh battery.

All of the new Alcatel One touch POP smartphones will be available in dual-SIM configuration as well. Of course, they come with all the basic necessities, such as support for Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and storage expansion via microSD cards.

Given their entry-level nature, we assume that the new Alcatel One Touch POP smartphones will stand out with their low retail cost. They could prove a decent pick for anyone looking for a cute and colorful Android device that fits in most consumers' budgets. Specifics regarding price and release date, however, are to be announced at a later date.

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posted on 16 Sep 2013, 08:08

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2330; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


One Touch POP C7 is looking good.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 08:26

2. itsjustJOH (Posts: 74; Member since: 18 Oct 2012)


The biggest drawback about Alcatel's phones is the low RAM. Seriously, even low-ends can go 768 MB to 1 GB of RAM. Nonetheless, everything seems nice.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 08:39

3. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Now color full smartphone is becoming a fad.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 16:18

6. DaHarder (Posts: 152; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Oh Please... Phones being offered in a veritable rainbow of colors have been around for decades.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 11:56

4. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


512MB of RAM seems fit only for the C1, after that it makes the device seriously crippled on such a demanding platform

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 12:51

5. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Why are they such a sucker in RAM?

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 16:21

7. DaHarder (Posts: 152; Member since: 10 Oct 2009)


Exactly... It's not like RAM is something all that expensive.

Oh Well... I ask the same thing about my iPad Mini almost every day, though the likely answer is that some companies just do enough to get by and Nothing Else.

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 17:54

8. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Garbage :/

posted on 16 Sep 2013, 18:06

9. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


From a guy who was complaining about the Note 3s antutu score. I wouldn't take you too serious. Someone's gonna buy these. Maybe not many but remember there's a market for everything.

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