Alcatel unveils the 6" OneTouch Hero 2 phablet - aluminum-clad, stylus-toting behemoth with curios accessories
This phablet is made of aluminum and its hardware insides, despite being nothing to write home about, seem rather adequate for the price segment, in which this Alcatel resides. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2, like we said, has a 6-inch IPS display with Dragontail glass, which squeezes out a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 360ppi. The device is powered by a 2GHz, octa-core MediaTek MT6592 SoC, which toils in a seamless concert with some 2GB of RAM. Connectivity-wise, we have 4G LTE aboard, as well as the usual suspects - Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, etc.
The stylus of the device, which intends to keep it up on par with the Joneses (Samsung's Galaxy Note family), comes with an optimized handwriting recognition functionality, which will surely come in handy to those who scribble while on the move. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 also supports the curious accessories that debuted alongside its predecessor - the battery-friendly e-ink snap-on display and the MagicFlip LED case, which does similar job to the Dot View case of the HTC One (M8). The MagicFlip case doubles as a... sort of virtual DJ mixing deck. Mildly curious.
The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 flaunts an EUR 350 price tag in Europe and is already available on the shelves there. No word if it will grace other markets with its presence yet.