Alcatel Onetouch keeps the IFA hardware coming: new Pop 2 models

Yesterday we shared with you news of a couple of the latest products form Alcatel Onetouch to launch at IFA 2014, the Hero 8 tablet and Hero 2 phablet. Before the company calls the expo a wrap, though, it’s got some additional hardware to show off, and this morning announces its Pop 2 family of devices.

alcatel-pop-8The Pop 2 lineup includes handsets of various sizes and materials, including some premium options. Both 4.5-inch and 5-inch versions will be available, powered by the new Snapdragon 410 SoC with its 64-bit support. One of the highlights of the family promises to be its multiple color options, with an assortment of different covers available to let you customize your handset.

We haven’t been able to confirm many hardware details just yet, but some of the software capabilities sound interesting, including a download booster to combine LTE and WiFi bandwidth, just like we saw on the Galaxy S5 earlier this year.

Beyond phones, the Pop 2 line includes the new Pop 8S tablet. At 7.9mm, it’s a bit thicker than the Hero 8, but manages to weigh slightly less: only 309 grams. It’s LTE-enabled and features dual cameras, a 5MP around back and 3MP front-facer. The manufacturer says that it will sell for a “smart price,” but has not specified further.

Source: Alcatel Onetouch

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