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Alcatel POP C9 unveiled: brings color in a phablet-sized Android smartphone

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Alcatel POP C9 unveiled: brings color in a phablet-sized Android smartphone
Alcatel has just taken the wraps off its POP C9, the largest Android smartphone in its POP series encompassing devices from the tiny 3.5 inch C1 to this largest, 5.5-inch C9. The Alcatel POP C9 is all about bringing a large screen and quad-core chip in an affordable package. Of course, compromises were inevitable.

The POP C9 is a colorful plastic device coming in a range of colors (Bluish Black, Cherry Red, Full White, Hot Pink or Fresh Turquoise) and bearing a surprising similarity to Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The POP C9 comes with a 5.5” LCD IPS display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. This works out to pixel density of the mediocre 200ppi, meaning text and icon edges will appear jagged.

Under the hood, the Alcatel POP C9 features a 1.3GHz quad-core chip. It sports an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear camera capable of recording 1080p videos, and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The handset ships with a 2500mAh battery.

In terms of software, we only know that the POP C9 will run on an unspecified version of Android with a light skin on top adding some custom widgetry. Alcatel has not yet revealed the price of the POP C9, but we are definitely talking about mid-range levels, so it should be affordable.

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