Alcatel has kicked off MWC 2018 with a handful of new devices sporting a slim 18:9 aspect ratio. Why 18:9 instead of 2:1? Bigger numbers are better, of course. There are three devices here: the 5 Series, 3 Series, 1 Series. They all have many of the same features, like the 18:9 FullView display, facial […]
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When I first saw its 2018 phone lineup, Alcatel was clear: its plan for this year was to make premium smartphone features available for much less than typical flagship prices. In this case, Alcatel means giving 18:9 screens, fingerprint sensors, and…
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Alcatel has taken the wraps off a pair of new phones at IFA this year, both of which sit squarely in the budget category of the market. The Idol 5 and A7 both aim to offer a solid device with a few neat tricks, all without breaking the bank. The Idol 5 is the more […]
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With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside Google’s. Amazon added phones from Nokia, Alcatel, and Lenovo for a simultaneous release date next month. These are the new Prime Exclusive devices: Nokia 6 for $ 179 (21% off) Alcatel Idol […]
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While many consumers are able to find a satisfactory standard smartphone from many of the big name manufacturers, that does not mean some niche markets are still looking for options. Today T-Mobile announced they are adding a pair of devices to their on-line and retail sales channels for buyers with some unique needs. Both the […]
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Alcatel is getting a new device ready in their Idol series of smartphones, which should be marketed as the Idol 5. The device showed up in the past few days in the Geekbench database revealing both some specs for the mid-range smartphone and some insight as to how companies continue to tweak and improve their […]
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Last year, continuing a trend, the Alcatel Idol 4S was a potential sleeper phone offering a solid choice for mid-range budget shoppers. Judging from a new leaked photo, Alcatel appears to be planning to stick close to the game plan for 2017 with the successor phone, the Alcatel Idol 5S expected to be available in […]
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If you’re considering purchasing the Alcatel Idol 4S, you’ll probably want to see what all comes in the packaging for the device. When it was announced, Alcatel mentioned that it would ship with an extra virtual reality headset in the box, so you can get a first-hand look at just how those VR goggles look […]
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Alcatel is back with three new phones, the Pop 4, Pop 4+, and Pop 4S. The phones are all about customization and allowing users to make it truly unique to them.
CW Park, Chief Designer and General Manager of Global Design Center at ALCATEL said:
“To consumers in their early 20’s, the POP 4 smartphone is ‘designed by you, inside and out’. The POP 4 series offers a huge collection of covers to fit every personality. It’s the ultimate tailor-made smartphone because customization is always a top priority for us.”
Some of that customization includes the outside looks. They come in three different styles, Hairline-Brushed, Leather, Wood, and Baby Skin. I’m hoping “baby skin” isn’t made out of what I think it is made out of. However, the overall design is a slim phone with curved edges that gives the series a very premium look.
The smallest of the bunch is the POP 4, it features an 8MP rear camera, 1.1GHz quad-core CPU, 5” HD IPS (1280 x 720) display, 2500 mAh battery, has 1GB RAM, and 8GB of storage with a microSD card slot up to 32GB.
Next up is the POP 4+, which has a larger 5.5” HD IPS (1280 x 720) display, the same 1.1GHz quad-core CPU and 8MP rear camera as the POP 4, 1.5GB RAM, 2500 mAh battery, and 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot up to 32GB.
Finally the POP 4S is the most powerful of them all. It has a 5.5” FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) display, Octa Core (4 x 1.8 GHz + 4 x 1.0 GHz) CPU, 13MP rear camera, which features 1080P video capture and playback, the other two can only do 720p playback due to their screens, 2GB of RAM, 2960 mAh battery, and 16GB of storage with a microSD card slot up to 64GB. It also has a few additional features over the other two, features like a fingerprint reader, fast charging, and 4G LTE Cat 6, the other two only have 4G LTE Cat 4. This means it is capable of double the 4G speeds.
Come comment on this article: Alcatel unveils the Pop 4, Pop 4+, and Pop 4S
Qualcomm just recently made a statement about renaming their 618 and 620 chips to now be called 650 and 652. They said they did this because the chips were much better than the others in the same line and needed greater number names to show that.
At the time of that announcement there were no phones with the new chips inside them. However, we have reason to believe that the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 will be the first device to feature the new chips. GFXBench testing has revealed the device will have a 5.5-inch 1080 display, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 16MP camera, Adreno 510 GPU, and a Snapdragon 652 octa-core 1.8GHz CPU.
The benchmarks also show that the OneTouch Idol 4 will produce a 5.5 fps frame rate on the Car Chase offline test. This beats many other phones like the HTC One M9, Yu Yutopia, Sony Xperia Z3+, and others. They scored 5.1 fps or lower.
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The current strategy for Alcatel OneTouch to grow its exposure in North America is by forming strategic partnerships with brands that can really engage their audiences. Alcatel OneTouch has already been named the official smartphone partner of Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC and LA Galaxy, and now the company is ready to add another team to its portfolio of partnerships. This afternoon, New York City FC named Alcatel OneTouch as its own official smartphone partner for years to come.
Steve Cistulli, SVP and General Manager of North America for Alcatel OneTouch, commented on the multi-year partnership:
“Our approach to brand growth is focused on bringing our technology’s value and experiences to the hands of consumers, and partnering with New York City FC gives us the unique opportunity to interact with a diverse and engaged audience. New York City FC might be a young brand to MLS, but they’ve already built strong affinity in their community and we’re excited to join with them on growing and strengthening those fan connections.”
New York FC’s fans will see Alcatel OneTouch work both inside and outside of games to bring them experiences. Aside from being present at matches and active on social media, Alcatel OneTouch will engage with the Greater New York City’s communities.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH CONTINUES BRAND PARTNERSHIP EXPANSION; NAMED THE OFFICIAL SMARTPHONE PARTNER OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
New multi-year agreement expands ALCATEL ONETOUCH’s MLS club partnerships to the greater New York Area with on-site and in-market fan experiences
NEW YORK – October 26, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH, a top five mobile phone manufacturer in North America*, today announced a new multi-year partnership with the New York City Football Club (NYCFC) – the newest professional soccer team in New York City and the first Major League Soccer Club to play within the five boroughs. In recent years, ALCATEL ONETOUCH has been one fastest growing mobile brands in North America by market share by bringing simple, high-quality choices to the mobile handset marketplace.
“Our approach to brand growth is focused on bringing our technology’s value and experiences to the hands of consumers, and partnering with New York City FC gives us the unique opportunity to interact with a diverse and engaged audience,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “New York City FC might be a young brand to MLS, but they’ve already built strong affinity in their community and we’re excited to join with them on growing and strengthening those fan connections.”
This new partnership with NYCFC is focused on bringing ALCATEL ONETOUCH mobile experiences to the Club’s fan base – both in-stadium and in the greater New York City communities. Specifically this engagement with fans will deliver new pre-game and in-game experiences, social media and digital campaigns, in-game brand advertising, in-market promotions and community engagement.
“We are proud to announce our partnership with ALCATEL ONETOUCH as we reach the close of our inaugural season and are excited to be working together on our journey into the seasons ahead,” said Tom Glick, President of New York City FC. “Together with ALCATEL ONETOUCH, we are going to do more for our great fans and continue building the passion for soccer in New York City.”
*IDC – WW Mobile Phone Tracker – Q2 2015
ABOUT ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.
For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.us
ABOUT NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
New York City FC is the first Major League Soccer Club located within the five boroughs. Majority owned by City Football Group, which includes Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC and Yokohama F. Marinos, New York City FC play their home games at Yankee Stadium, which is also home to minority owner, the New York Yankees. New York City FC kicked off their inaugural MLS season in March 2015.
For more information, please visit www.nycfc.com
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