Alcatel, known mostly for its range of pocket-friendly phones, has ultimately decided to go high-end, as is evident from its latest announcement during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 event held at Barcelona, Spain.
According to Alcatel, the One Touch Ultra 995 model is set to act as a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. To know more, read on.
- Comes equipped with an efficient 4.3 inch WVGA display with capacitative touch screen.
- The Ultra 995 is quite thin with a 9.75 mm thickness.
- On the rear side of the Ultra 995 is a 5 megapixel HD camera which can be used to take photos under low light conditions due to the addition of flash. A front-facing VGA camera is provided for video calls and video chat.
- A powerful 1.4 GHz dual core processor from Qualcomm allows the device to function smoothly without a hitch.
- Till now, the Android version included in this gadget is the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread version) but Alcatel has assured that they will upgrade all the phones which have the hardware to run the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android OS smoothly. The devices will be upgraded via FOTA update. Even though the exact date of availability of the upgrade is still unspecified, it is expected to arrive by the second quarter of this year.
- The 4.3 inch screen provides a resolution of 480 x 800.
- The device also boasts of 3D interface and 1 GB of RAM.
- Connectivity options include a micro SD card slot, HDMI and DLNA connectivity.
- It also comes with HD voice.
Overall, this device is surprisingly powerful for an Alcatel phone. Apart from stylish looks, it also packs pretty decent specs. No information is available as yet on pricing and availability.