MWC16: Alcatel Pop 4 Android Phones Target People In Early 20s

Offer color-cover selection, wide-angle selfies with flash
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Alcatel’s trio of Pop 4 Android phones for 20-somethings.

TCL Communications’ Alcatel unit is touting its new millennial-focused Pop 4 series of Android phones at the Mobile World Congress.

The Pop 4 series consists of three Android 6.0 Marshmallow phones with screen sizes ranging from 5 to 5.5 inches and performance levels ranging from quad-core to octacore processors and 1GB to 2GB RAM.

All feature curved design, choice of color covers, and front selfie camera with a wide viewing angle and front flash.

The line starts with the Pop 4 with 5-inch 720p IPS display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 32GB MicroSD slot, 1.1GHz quad-core processor, 2,500 mAh battery, Category 4 LTE (150Mbps down/50Mbps up), and 8- and 5-megapixel cameras. The main camera features autofocus and HDR, and the front camera comes with 84.4-degree viewing angle and flash.

The Pop4+ steps up to 5.5-inch 720p display, 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage.

And the Pop 4S steps up to a 5.5-inch 1080p display, octacore processor running at 4x1.8GHz + 4x1GHz, 2GB RAM, 64GB MicroSD slot, 2,960 mAh battery, Category 6 LTE (300Mbps down, 50Mbps up), and 13- and 5-megapixel cameras. The main camera adds LED dual-tone flash, 0.3-second autofocus, larger sensor, and f/2.0 aperture. The 4S also steps up to 1080p 30 fps video capture from the other phones’ 720p 30fps capture.

All feature Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, USB 2.0 and 1080p video storage.

Pricing and ship dates were unavailable.

During the show, the unit announced a name change from Alcatel OneTouch to Alcatel.

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