Alcatel introduced multiple new devices at its CES event today, including new tablets, smartphones, and a “smart” watch for kids.
The smallest member of the company’s new Pixi 4 lineup is the Pixi 4 (3.5). As you can guess by its name, it is an entry-level Android smartphone with a 3.5” sized display. The display resolution is 320 x 480 HVGA, with a dismal pixel density of just 164 pixels per inch. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6572M dual-core SoC clocked at 1.1 GHz, based on the Cortex-A7 architecture. The rest of the specs are pretty unimpressive as well. You get 512MB of RAM, 4GB of expandable memory, 2MP rear camera, and a VGA front-facing camera for video calls. The handset boots Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Next up is the Pixi 4 (4) with a 4” 480 x 800 WVGA display, boasting of a much better 266 PPI pixel density. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6580M quad-core SoC based clocked at 1.3 GHz. This chip is also based on the Cortex-A7 architecture like the MT6572M chip used on the Pixi 4 (3.5). The Pixi 4 (4) will be offered in two variants – one with 512MB RAM/4GB internal memory, and the other with 1GB RAM/8GB internal memory. The former comes with a 2MP shooter at the back and a VGA camera on the front, while the latter model is equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box.
Alcatel Pixi 4 (6) is the phablet offering from the company and boasts of a large 6” display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution. It is quite disappointing as far as pixel density goes, with just 244 pixels per inch. Powering the phablet is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.1 GHz, coupled with 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of expandable storage, 8MP primary camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and a 2580mAh capacity battery. The Pixi 4 (6) too runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and offers 4G LTE network support.
The Pixi 4 (7) is a 7” Android tablet with 600 x 1024 resolution. It is powered by the MediaTek MT8321 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.1 GHz and includes 1GB of RAM. There is also 8GB of onboard expandable memory, GSM/3G network support, 2MP rear camera, VGA front camera, and a 2580mAh capacity battery. On the software front, the tablet runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
In addition to the Pixi 4 lineup, the company also introduced the Pixi 3 (8) Windows 10 Mobile tablet with entry-level specifications. Another interesting new product debuted by the company is the CareTime Watch for children. It comes with a tiny 0.95” OLED display featuring 96 x 64 resolution and offers a pretty minimal feature-set. In addition to GPS tracking, the smartwatch also lets children make phone calls or send text messages to a limited list of contacts. Alcatel claims the CareTime can offer up to 4 days of battery life on standby.
No details on availability or pricing yet.