Affordable Alcatel PIXI 4 coming to Canada in October
Alcatel has just announced that its entry-level PIXI 4 smartphone powered by Android will hit shelves in Canada sometime this month. The device will be available through some of the most important carriers in the country, including Bell, TELUS, Videotron, WIND Mobile, Virgin Mobile Canada and Koodo.
Even though the company did not reveal the price of the phone, we can safely assume the PIXI 4 will be offered for free on two-year contracts. It remains to be seen how much customers will have to pay if they want to get it outright.
The PIXI 4 is an entry-level smartphone, but it's slightly better than the Alcatel Lume that went on sale in Canada on October 12. For example, the PIXI 4 sports a 4.5-inch with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution, and it's powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
Alcatel included Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS inside, as well as 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. One of the main highlights of the phone is the fact that it comes with LTE support, so browsing and data transfer speeds won't be an issue with the PIXI 4.
The back side feature a 5-megapixel camera that can record HD (720p) videos, whereas in the front there's a secondary 2-megapixel photo snapper for selfies. The phone drains energy from a 1,800 mAh battery, which is rated by Alcatel for up to 12 hours of talk time (2G) or up to 180 hours of standby time.
The PIXI 4 will be available in black color, though some Canadian carriers might offer different flavors as well. We'll find out more when the smartphone goes on sale, so stay tuned.