Alcatel Launches One Touch Lineup Of Smartphones

At Consumer Electronics Show 2013, the company announced a completely new One Touch line of smartphones. When thinking about Alcatel, you certainly do not think about them as a premium manufacturer. However, the company is determined to change that with three new high-end smartphones.

The first one is Alcatel One Touch Scribe-X, a 5-inch smartphone with a quad-core 1.4 GHz MediaTek processor. It features a 1080p resolution along with a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera. There is also a 720p HD front-facing camera. It runs on stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The One Touch Scribe HD-LTE comes along with almost the same specifications as the Scribe-X. The only difference is the addition of an LTE antenna, which is missing on the Scribe-X.

Next in line is Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD. This is not to be confused with the Scribe HD-LTE. The non LTE handset also comes with a 5-inch display, but with a 720p resolution instead of 1080p. It also runs on a slower quad-core 1.2 GHz SoC from MediaTek with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. There will be an 8-megapixel rear-facing along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The handset is powered by a 2500 mAh battery and is running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

With the One Touch Idol Ultra, Alcatel claims the title of the world's thinnest smartphone. With a depth of just 6.45 mm, it does seems like a thinnest smartphone. In terms of specifications, it has a 4.7-inch HD AMOLED display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p video support and is running on Android Jelly Bean. It is intended for an upper mid-range market.