Alcatel unveils One Touch Scribe series: 5-inch phones with a stylus for the masses

Alcatel unveils One Touch Scribe series: 5-inch phones with a stylus for the masses
Alcatel has just dropped its well-timed CES bomb with a handful of new devices, but the most exciting ones for phone lovers are the three new phones in the Alcatel Scribe series: the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD, Alcatel One Touch Scribe X and Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD-LTE.

All are 5-inch devices touching the border between a phone and tablet, all are based on Android 4.1.x and all have an optional capacitive stylus. And from there on, the differences begin.

First, the Alcatel One Touch (OT) Scribe HD, the device opening the series has a 720 x 1,280-pixel 5-inch screen, and is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz MediaTek 6589 chip.

The phone is designed to be an alternative to the stylus-equipped Samsung Galaxy Note, but at a much cheaper price, somewhere around $400 off contract. The Alcatel One Touch Scribe release date is set for a much later time in the year, though, somewhere in Q3 2013.

The Alcatel OT Scribe HD will feature an 8-megapixel rear camera, a front shooter, 4 gigs of internal storage expandable via microSD cards, and a fairly large 2,500mAh battery. The device comes with a flip cover to protect that big screen.

Alcatel One Touch Scribe X is the top of the line model, with a 1080p display, a snappier 1.4GHz quad-core processor and a 12-megapixel rear camera.

Finally, the Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD-LTE will be a 4G LTE model similar to the previous one, but aimed at those markets with a developed 4G infrastructure.

source: Alcatel

Images courtesy of Engadget.com.


Related phones

OneTouch Scribe HD
  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor MediaTek, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(5h 3G talk time)
OneTouch Scribe X
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP
  • Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh(5h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

not bad. :D looks great and at last, the quadcore mediatek for everyone! :D

6. MeoCao unregistered

What I like about Alcatel is simple design and stock Android. But everything will be eclipsed by Sony's monters I guess.

14. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

but then again this alcatel is powered by a cheap chip (mediatek) for mid range phone!!! and ofcourse sony's phone will smoke them all!

12. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WOW let's play the game :)

13. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

not bad at all!!

2. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

come on US carriers! PICK THESE UP

3. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Looks like HTC One X and SGS3 and LG Optimus G had a baby @@ still a very nice phone.

4. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I guess it's more of a Droid DNA and Gnote baby :))

5. MeoCao unregistered

Must be OneX clone b-c of the shape, material, the speaker grill and the raised camera. I don't see any influence of GS3, Note or Optimus.

10. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

note for the stylus and the camera thingy, I dn't know, but it looks like the GS3 or Gnote camera.

7. jimjam unregistered

Looks like a capacitive sausage stylus not a proper wacom one. No way comparable to the note

8. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Form factor looks pretty small for a 5".

9. Igneel unregistered

I was expecting the Wacom's tech stylus.. Quite a disappointment.. It can't match the Note brothers..

11. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Everyone is copying samsung's Galaxy Note  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) just saying , and everyone knows it's true ;)

15. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

You act like the stylus was first used by the Galaxy Note...

16. milesboy5

Posts: 179; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

This phone looks rather sexy especially in white!!! Looks very similar to the DNA imo.

17. pkninja

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

it looks like htc one x+

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