The Alcatel One Touch Star smartphone was recently spotted on an official website dedicated to the smartphone. This highly suggests that the company plans on taking the sheets off the handset sometime soon.
The One Touch Star has shown up a little over a month after the manufacturer unveiled the Idol, Idol Ultra and Scribe HD smartphones at the CES 2013 expo. Based on the details divulged by the official product page, the handset falls in the entry level segment with a decent list of hardware components. However, the company denotes that the device’s looks are of prime importance.
It basically features a compact design with a premium looking appearance owing to the brushed aluminum finish on the rear. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 117.9mm x 60.8mm x 9.7mm and its weight is just about 119.5 grams. The front dons a 4-inch WVGA AMOLED black crystal screen which proffers a 10-point multi-touch input. This panel is layered with a protective NEG glass prevent scratches and it has an oleophobic coating to eliminate fingerprints and smudges from showing up.
On the flip side, the company has incorporated an LED flash and a 5MP AF camera which supports HDR, face detection, touch focus and panorama as well as 720p video capture. The Jelly Bean platform runs the show here with a dual core 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Catering to storage needs is 4GB of internal memory and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB.
The 1500mAh battery employed here is capable of delivering up to 3.5 hours of talktime or 280 hours of standby over 3G on a single charge which takes approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes to complete. The company will be offering the phone in 2 variants, namely the 6010 and 6010D which indicate single SIM and dual SIM support, respectively.
Android Community reports via Technytt that the Alcatel One Touch Star will be on display at the MWC 2013. Price and release date details should follow in at launch or sometime soon. The device will go live in colors of black, white, pink and silver.
Specifications at a glance:
Platform: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Display: 4-inch WVGA AMOLED screen with oleophobic coating
Connectivity: HSPA, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, DLNA
Memory: 4GB flash storage, 32GB expandable; 512MB RAM
Processor: 1GHz dual core CPU
Battery: 1500mAh Li-ion
Dimensions: 117.9mm x 60.8mm x 9.7mm
Weight: 119.5 grams