Mobile phone users in India can now purchase two new Alcatel smartphones in the country, both of them running under Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, namely the Alcatel OT 4005D and OT 4010E.
Alcatel did not make an official announcement on the release of these devices, but both of them are already listed over at Flipkart, with price tags of less than INR 5,000, both featuring dual-SIM capabilities.
As AndroidOS notes in a recent article, the Alcatel OT 4005D, priced at INR 4,499 ($83 / €62), is one of the cheapest handsets available in India with Jelly Bean loaded on top.
The handset features a 3.5-inch capacitive display on the front, capable of delivering a HVGA resolution, along with a 1 GHz processor, paired with 512 MB of RAM.
The phone also includes 1.4 GB of internal memory, 4 GB ROM, a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes (with support for up to 32 GB of additional storage), and a 1,400 mAh battery that can deliver up to 6 hours of talk time on 3G.
On the back, the smartphone sports a 3.2-megapixel camera, capable of recording videos. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS receiver and 3G connectivity capabilities have also been included in this device. It can be seen on this page on Flipkart’s website.
As for the Alcatel OT 4010E, it is priced at INR 4,999 ($92 / €69) and sports a 3.5-inch screen, the same processor as the Alcatel OT 4005D, but only 256MB of RAM and a 2-megapixel photo snapper on the back, while being powered by a 1,000 mAh battery.
It is rather surprising that the handset sports lower hardware specifications but is priced higher than its sibling. Chances are that there might have been an error in pricing the two, and that the retailer will make the necessary corrections in the near future.