CES 2013: Alcatel Announces ONE TOUCH Pop Series of Budget-Friendly Android Phones

One Touch X’Pop, S’Pop and T’Pop will be available in Asia, Europe and Africa

Alcatel is among the most active companies at Consumer Electronics Show 2013 trade fair. The handset maker announced several high-end Android smartphones and a new range of budget-friendly tablets.

Android enthusiasts will be happy to know Alcatel also introduced a new lineup of entry-level Android handsets as well. Dubbed One Touch Pop, the new series comprises three smartphones for the moment: X’Pop, S’Pop and T’Pop.

According to Alcatel, all three smartphones will be available in the coming months in Asia, Europe and Africa, but no details on release date and price tags have been disclosed yet.

The most advanced of the three is the One Touch X’Pop, which is powered by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz.

Furthermore, the smartphone features 512MB of RAM and more than decent 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 960 x 540 pixels resolution.

On the back, the X’Pop sports 5-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus and LED flash, while in the front there’s a secondary VGA camera for video calls. The phone also supports microSD memory cards up to 32GB, and is expected to hit shelves at some point this month.

Alcatel One Touch S’Pop runs the same Jelly Bean platform but packs a 1 GHz single-core processor. It also has 512MB of RAM, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, a VGA front-facing camera and microSD card slot.

The smartphone sports a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 320 pixels resolution and is set to arrive in Asia in February.

The less-featured of the three One Touch Pop series of smartphones is the T’Pop. This one will ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread onboard and will be powered by a 1GHz single-core CPU.

Moreover, the device only packs 256MB of RAM and the same 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display. It also sports a 3.2-megapixel main camera and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).

Alcatel One Touch T’Pop has been confirmed to arrive in Asian markets in January for a price that will be disclosed closer to launch. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.

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