Sep 05 AT 12:13 PM Dima Aryeh 5 Comments

Alcatel unveils Note-like One Touch Hero, glowy One Touch Idol Alpha

Alcatel One Touch Hero 1

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.

Alcatel One Touch Hero 1 Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 Alcatel One Touch Hero 3 Alcatel One Touch Hero 4 Alcatel One Touch Alpha

Alcatel One Touch Alpha

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.

Source: Engadget, (2)

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things car and tech. His time is split between gaming and fixing his racecar. He also does photography in his spare time.

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  • renyo

    I like the accessories a lot! But I dislike the placement of the off screen buttons… That is bad design… Especially for a massive phone…

    • donger

      Right on.

  • Alex

    “Again, we probably won’t ever see it in the US, but it’s great to see what smaller companies can come up with.” The thing is Alcatel was one of the biggest (and first) names in phone industry and apparently now it’s making a really good comeback (imo). Sure, it’s gonna be hard to fight against the likes of Samsung and LG, but if they are going to make quality phones like they used to, I have a feeling in 2-3 years they will be somewhere up there in the top.

  • sammy

    well it looks kool especially the one touch hero love the thin bezels to it and i really think the accessories are innovative. but its not stock android and thats a dealbreaker for me. even if its not totally stock, it should be close like say the padfone or the tecno phantom A

  • felix1

    my mom recently purchased a nice six-month old Infiniti G Coupe IPL by working off of a macbook air… read……