You know you’ve made it as a device manufacturer lacking Apple or Samsung’s big marketing bucks when one of your unreleased, unannounced cost-conscious Windows handhelds has its specifications disclosed by mobile leak legend @evleaks on Twitter.
Of course, Alcatel OneTouch is still not exactly what you’d call a household name in the smartphone business, despite promising recent launches of the Idol 3 “budget flagship”, rugged Go Play, customizable Pop Star, or even the eerily familiar Idol 3C, and ultra-low-end Pixi First.
We shouldn’t forget about the Chinese company’s decent efforts outside the phone sector either, including the Go Watch wearable, and massive Xess tablet. Next up, the Fierce XL for Windows will apparently improve on the Android-based Fierce 2, but still target a relatively low price point.
The upcoming 5.5-incher’s rumored spec sheet is a mixed bag of upper mid-range materials and surprisingly low-end ones, the latter category containing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC. Granted, that’s a quad-core silicon, so things could have been even worse, yet it’s clocked at a measly 1.1GHz.
As the name suggests, the chip stands marginally above the SD200 on QCM’s totem pole, but considerably beneath the 410 typically used on middling gear nowadays. We’re guessing Alcatel OneTouch had to make certain compromises to reach the desired MSRP while adopting 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 4G LTE connectivity, 720p screen resolution, 8 and 2MP cameras, and microSD support.
The 2,500 mAh battery sounds a little on the light side, but if the Windows 10 Mobile-running device is thin and lightweight enough, you’ll likely overlook the small flaw. All shall be revealed and confirmed in December, by which time we expect a number of other Windows 10 phones to go official.