MWC 2014: Alcatel Intros Firefox OS-Powered OneTouch Fire C, Fire E and Fire S Smartphones

All three will be available in several emerging markets in the coming weeks

  Alcatel OneTouch Fire C
Chinese TCL-owned subsidiary Alcatel OneTouch and Mozilla have just announced the upcoming availability of three new smartphones powered by Firefox OS: OneTouch Fire C, Fire E and Fire S.
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Chinese TCL-owned subsidiary Alcatel OneTouch and Mozilla have just announced the upcoming availability of three new smartphones powered by Firefox OS: OneTouch Fire C, Fire E and Fire S.

In fact, the Alcatel OneTouch Fire C was unveiled last month at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014, while the other two are now showcased at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 trade fair.

The less-featured of the three smartphones, Alcatel OneTouch Fire C sports a small 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display that supports 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

In addition, the smartphone is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, which is complemented by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory. The latter can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.

The OneTouch Fire C packs a low-end VGA photo snapper on the back, HSPA+ and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a 1300 mAh battery.

Next in line, Alcatel OneTouch Fire E sports a much larger 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution and much better 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video recording.

Hardware-wise, it's no different from the Fire C, so expect the same 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.

There's also a VGA front-facing camera for video calls, HSPA+ and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as a much better 1700 mAh battery.

Last but not least, the OneTouch Fire S features a similar 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution, along with a better 8-megapixel main camera on the back and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The phone is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card. More importantly, the OneTouch Fire S is the only one that offers 4G LTE support.

No word on when these Alcatel smartphones will go on sale and for what price, but we suspect that they will be released in multiple emerging markets in Latin America and Asia.

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