MWC Recap: Alcatel One Touch Snap and Scribe Easy
PARIS, France – TCL Communication, the maker of Alcatel One Touch handsets, recently unveiled three new Android handsets – the Alcatel One Touch Snap, Snap LTE, and Scribe Easy .
The Alcatel One Touch Snap features a powerful 1.2 GHz MediaTek quad-core processor, 42 Mbps network speed, Wi-Fi, a large 4.5-inch display with qHD resolution, a paltry 4GB of internal storage, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The cameras though are just decent: an 8 MP rear camera that’s able to capture 720p video and a 1.3 MP camera in front.
The Alcatel One Touch Snap LTE provides more than just 4G LTE internet access, as its specs are slightly different from the above-described Snap. This handset features a 4.65-inch screen with lower resolution at just FWVGA (480 x 854), a 2 MP shooter in front, and a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU.
The Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy is the newest addition to the Scribe family. The device, like the Galaxy Note II, comes with a touch pen to scribble directly on the screen and for use with built-in creative apps; and a magnetic MagicFlip cover that protects the screen. The Scribe Easy is a large phone with mid-range specs. It sports a 5-inch display with a sub-par WVGA resolution, unlike its competitors that carry HD or even full HD resolution; a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage plus microSD slot, and a 5MP rear camera.
The One Touch Snap will start shipping outside China in April, the Snap LTE is expected to ship in July, but there’s no word on a release date for the Scribe Easy. These devices join the Alcatel One Touch Idol X as part of the company’s announcements at this year’s Mobile World Congress.