Alcatel brings ‘new’ quartet of low-cost unlocked Android phones to the US


TCL-owned Alcatel unveiled a number of fairly interesting products recently, including an all-in-one VR headset, a couple of low-cost smartwatches, and a huge-battery 5.5-inch phone. We also expect the up-and-coming device manufacturer to finally take the wraps off the Android Nougat-powered Idol 4 Pro and Windows 10-based Idol 4S before long.

Then there’s the BlackBerry-branded DTEK60 on the horizon, which Alcatel is almost certainly producing, although the company’s Amazon and Best Buy releases for today are far less exciting. You have two modest handhelds initially announced way back in January, and two more that technically saw daylight a month later, which are only now ready for unlocked sales stateside.

Starting from the top… of the bottom, the Alcatel Pop 4S will set you back $170 with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen in tow, 13 and 5MP cameras, fingerprint reader, 2GB RAM, as well as an octa-core MediaTek processor.

For $120, you can get either the 5.5-inch Pop 4 Plus or 6-inch Pixi 4, the latter of which however is an Amazon deal reserved exclusively for Prime members. Otherwise, the giant is $150, 720p display, 8/5MP cameras, 4G LTE speeds, Snapdragon 210 SoC and all.

Last… and least, the $80 Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) is a strong blast from the past, including such cringe-worthy specs as an FWVGA 5-inch panel, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and 2,000 mAh cell. If it’s any consolation, all four of these Android low-enders come with extended two-year warranties.

Sources: Amazon (1), (2), (3), (4)

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Adrian has had an insatiable passion for writing since he was in school and found himself writing philosophical essays about the meaning of life and the differences between light and dark beer. Later, he realized this was pretty much his only marketable skill, so he first created a personal blog (in Romanian) and then discovered his true calling, which is writing about all things tech (in English).