Turns out that this is a pretty big day for Cyanogen. Not only did the company unveil a fresh new look and a Qualcomm partnership, but now it’s been revealed that its software will power a new smartphone as well.
The Alcatel Onetouch Hero 2+ will launch with the Android 4.4-based Cyanogen 11 OS in tow. With Cyanogen 11 you can use the Themes app to customize your phones wallpaper, app icons, fonts, boot animations, and more. The OS also includes camera filters, Privacy Guard, and several security features.
Switching over to hardware, the Hero 2+ features a 6-inch 1920×1080 display, 13.1-megapixel rear caera, 5-megapixel frong-facing shooter, and an aluminum body that measures 7.9mm thick. Packed inside of that shell is 16GB of storage, a microSD slot, 2GB of RAM, a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, and a 3100mAh battery. Oh, and the big phone comes with a stylus, too.
The unlocked Hero 2+ will go on sale at Amazon in North America. It’ll launch in Q2 with a price tag of $299, which seems like a pretty nice price for a big phablet. That’s also good news for Cyanogen, because the North American launch of a Cyanogen OS-powered smartphone could expose a new audience to Cyanogen’s software.