Alcatel has surprised us at IFA 2014. The company has not unveiled a new top-end phablet, but only the successor of its budget-friendly Alcatel One Touch Hero phablet; we are talking about the 6-inch Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 which comes with specs such as an octa-core processor and a 13MP rear camera for its price tag. To be more precise, this device has a EUR 350 price tag in Europe and is available on shelves there as we are speaking, but Alcatel did not revealed a thing about its availability on other markets just yet.
More about One Touch Hero 2
Let us tell you from the start that at 175 g, this is one of the lightest 6-inch smartphones on the market, its stylish aluminium body comfortably siting in user’s hands or his pocket. In terms of specs, Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 comes with 6-inch IPS display with Dragontail glass, having a maximum resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and a pixel density of 360ppi, while the power is provided by a 2GHz, octa-core MediaTek MT6592 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM.
Speaking of memory, here we also have 16GB of internal storage, but the microSD will save the situation. Just as we were expecting, here we have Android 4.4.2 KitKat running beneath Alcatel’s own custom user interface, not to mention that Alcatel claims that the included 3,100 mAh could keep the One Touch Hero 2 device around no less than 380 hours in a standby state.
When it comes to its 13MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, HDR, and Panorama modes, we are sure that you won’t be disappointed, while the 5MP front-facing camera is great for selfies. And don’t forget that the usual connectivity options are here present as well – 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct, as well as GPS.
Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 doesn’t come Alone
Have you heard that Alcatel One Touch Hero 2 comes with a stylus which transforms the handset into a creative tool as long as it gives you the possibility to create memos, professional sketches and not only? Thanks to its optimized hand writing recognition, this new model that we have here enables desktop like functionality to create office documents on the go.
And here we can also find various accessories that came debuted with this handset such as the MagicFlip LED case which does a similar job to the Dot View case of the HTC One (M8), so it has customized capabilities: MagicFlip DJ for music, MagicFlip LED lights up with information about missed calls ad not only or the “portable E-Card that allows users to read notes, maps, e-books with the comfort of paper” as Alcatel presented it.
One Touch Hero 2 is here to ensure us a versatile experience, so stay tuned for more! We’ll soon return with fresh details about it!