TCL Communication-owned brand Alcatel on Monday launched the Pop Star smartphone in India. Priced at Rs. 6,999, the all-new Alcatel Pop Star is exclusively available via Gadgets 360, in Metal Gold and Metal Silver colours. The smartphone is a variant of the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Star smartphone launched at IFA 2015 last year, and is only available in a 4G variant.
The smartphone supports dual-SIM and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS display with 160-degree wide viewing angle. Under-the-hood it packs a quad-core processor clocked at 1GHz, clubbed with 1GB of RAM. The Pop Star smartphone sports an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash alongside a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Also housed is an 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 32GB).
On the connectivity front, the Pop Star features 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, and Micro-USB 2.0 connectivity. Measuring 142.5×71.5×8.6mm, the smartphone weighs 145 grams. Also included are accelerometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. The Alcatel Pop Star is backed by a 2000mAh removable battery. It is currently available to buy .
Commenting on the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel, APAC BU India, said, “Pop Star is our fashionable yet affordable range of smartphones. We are very excited to launch this phone in partnership with Gadgets 360 and this is another step towards our recent e-commerce initiative to bring technological advanced and stylish phones at affordable pricing.”
Krishan Kalra, E-commerce Head Alcatel, India said, “Alcatel Pop Star smartphones launch in the Indian market is a step towards reaching out to a larger consumer base. We are expanding our smartphone range in the market and Pop Star is targeted at those consumers who prefer an all-features smartphone within a budget.”
Alcatel Pop Star
|Release date||May 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||142.50 x 71.50 x 8.60|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||2000|
|Colours||Metal Gold, Metal Silver|
|Screen size (inches)||5.00|
|Expandable storage type||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||32|
|Operating System||Android 5.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 b/ g/ n|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Supports 4G in India (Band 40)||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|