In the recently concluded Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, many reputed vendors like Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC, Huawei etc. have launched various smartphones for high-end and emerging markets. We have covered all these developments in our different blogs during the Congress. Alcatel One Touch, a brand of China based TCL Communication, has also introduced various Android-based smartphones at MWC 2012. These smartphones will be catering to medium and low-end segments of emerging markets like India.
Their costliest phone ‘Ultra 995’ will be priced around Rs 15,000 and shall be equipped with a 4.3″ inch screen with 800×480 pixel resolution. Besides a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor, it will have a 5 megapixel camera that can shoot video at 720p and a micro SD card slot to expand the rather paltry 1 GB of internal memory to up to 32 GB.
Their economical device Alcatel One Touch 90will be priced between Rs. 7000 – Rs. 7,500 range. This smartphone will also be on Android 2.3 platform, but the lower price comes at the sake of features. The screen measures 2.8″ inches and the phone is powered by a 650 MHz processor.
The company is also working on an Android 4.0 based tablet that will have a 7″ inch screen and an aluminum body. It has already said that it will bring the entire portfolio of Alcatel One touch phones to India.
These smartphones will give tough competition to local companies like Micromax, Lava and other Chinese vendors.