Alcatel, a company we don’t really know here in the US, has announced its new One Touch Hero smartphone that stands a notch higher than the Scribe HD. This device is meant to be a Galaxy Note competitor, with its large 6-inch display and stylus drawing inspired by the famous line of devices. Luckily, there is always room for competition!
The device comes with a 6-inch full HD 1080p LCD display, 1.5GHz quad core processor, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear facing and 2MP front facing cameras, 8 or 16GB of storage with a microSD slot and a bunch of very interesting accessories.
There will be a flip cover with LEDs on the front, which can make shapes depending on the notification from the looks of it. There’s also an e-ink cover to allow you to use your phone with a low power e-ink display when you’re reading articles. And most interestingly, there’s a small pico projector and a mini Bluetooth handset (a la HTC Mini+) you can buy for the device.
The smartphone will be released sometime in October for what Alcatel claims to be a “high-end” price. We’re not sure what that means, but we’ll have to wait and see. Unfortunately, we probably won’t ever see it here in the US. Too bad, it looks like a great phone.
The company has also announced the One Touch Idol Alpha smartphone. The device has an interesting and unique design. The outside edge of the phone is one big notification light, so the whole edge of the phone glows to show you notifications. Alcatel also mentions that its curves are unique and stand out.
We don’t know much about the device. There’s currently only one photo, and the specs are few. The device will have a 4.7-inch display, a 1.2GHz quad core processor and a 7.5mm thickness. Again, we probably won’t ever see it in the US, but it’s great to see what smaller companies can come up with.