An unexpected surprise on this year's IFA circuit, Alcatel, truly came out all guns blazing. After launching semi-premium smartphones like the Idol Alpha and One Touch Hero, the company turned its attention to the low-cost mainstream, launching four Android 4.2 smartphones under its One Touch Pop C-Series.
The lineup begins with the One Touch Pop C1, featuring a chubby, curvy, and colorful design, a 3.5-inch HVGA (480 x 320 pixels) display, a dual-core CPU clocked at 1.00 GHz, and a UI that's sensitized to the limited display real-estate. There's no camera on this one.
Next up, is the One Touch Pop C3, which looks like a slightly scaled up One Touch Pop C1, while still looking true to the roots of its smaller sibling. It features a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display, a faster 1.30 GHz dual-core CPU, and a 3.2-megapixel camera.
Moving on, there's the One Touch Pop C5, which in turn looks like a stretched out One Touch Pop C3, and clearly less chubby. It brings a 4.5-inch WVGA display, and a better 5-megapixel camera to the table, while running on the same 1.30 GHz dual-core CPU.
Lastly, there's the One Touch Pop C7, which has curves only along its edges, and looks nothing like the device the series begins with. It features a large 5-inch screen (still WVGA?), with the same 5-megapixel camera as the One Touch Pop C5. Under the hood, is a 1.30 GHz quad-core CPU.