The smartphone manufacturer Alcatel which is the brand of TCL Communication announced a couple of smartphones such as Alcatel SHINE LITE and Alcatel XL, tablets and virtual reality (VR) devices at the IFA 2016 in Berlin.
The smartphone Alcatel SHINE LITE comes with unibody metal design with glass back Alcatel XL smartphone with a 6-inch display, POP 4 tablets in 10-inch and 7-inch screen sizes, VISION VR headset, 360 Camera and Move wearable range the includes MOVEBAND, MOVETIME WiFi Watch, MOVETRACK and MOVE Track&Talk.
Alcatel SHINE LITE specifications
- 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) 2.5D Dragontrail Glass display
- 3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit processor with Mali-T720 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable memory with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Dual SIM (Optional)
- 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash
- 5MP front-facing camera with LED flash
- Dimensions: 141.5×71.2×7.45mm; Weight: 156g
- Fingerprint sensor
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
- 2460mAh (non-removable) battery
Alcatel XL specifications
- 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass display
- 8GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with Mali T860 GPU
- Expandable memory up to with microSD
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 13MP rear camera with LED flash
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- 3500mAh battery
The Alcatel POP 4 10″ tablet sports 10.0” Full HD display, it is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, while the Alcatel POP 4 7″ comes with a 7-inch Full HD screen and it is powered by a Quad-Core MediaTek MT8735 SoC. Both the tablets support 4G LTE connectivity and feature MaxxAudio by Waves.
The Alcatel VISION is a headset that has two 3.8″ (1080 x 1020 pixels) AMOLED screens offering 120° FOV. It features comfortable viewing of VR content for 2-3 hours and the users can also wear it with glasses. It has low 17 milliseconds latency Alcatel has partnered with Jaunt VR, Magic Interactive Entertainment and Fraunhofer for pre-loaded content.
The Alcatel 360 Camera comes in two models, both with a dual 210° fisheye lens: a rectangular model and a ball-shaped one. These allow users to capture then preview and share on the smartphones instantly using USB.
It also announced MOVEBAND fitness tracker of MOVE series which tracks daily activities (distance traveled, pace, time, calories, etc.) and sleep. It also offers alerts for text messages, calls and e-mail when connected to a phone. It will be sold in a bundle package with Alcatel smartphones.
The MOVETIME WiFi Watch lets the users to make and receive calls directly from the wrists and also shows emails, SMS and reminders on the wrist. It also trackers the fitness such as steps, calories, distance, time, water and caffeine intake, and heart rate. It comes in silver, dark grey and gold colors.
The MOVETRACK is a portable GPS tracker weighs 33 grams. It can be hooked onto luggage or a keychain.
The MOVE Track &Talk lets parents ensure their children’s safety. It can store five speed-dial numbers for quick calling and 10 pre-set contacts in case of emergency. It has GPS, GSM and WiFi to allow parents to locate their child within 90 seconds.
The users can get the Alcatel SHINE LITE in Satin Gold, Pure White and Prime Black colors at the cost of 199 Euros (US$ 220 / Rs. 14,780 approx.). The Alcatel XL smartphone and POP 4 tablets will be available in MEA and Europe from mid-October, but the cost of the device is not confirmed yet.
It is expected that the cost of the Alcatel VISION VR headset will be between 499 and 599 Euros (US$ 556 / Rs. 37055 approx. and US$ 668 / Rs. 44480 approx.) and the 360 Camera will come with the cost around 99 Euros (US$ 110 / Rs. 7350 approx.) , both will be available later this year. The devices of MOVE series will be available from the end of September.
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