Alcatel OneTouch unveils three new Pixis & new mifi devices


Pixi 3 range includes 5.5 inch smartphone plus 7 inch and 8 inch tablets, all displayed at MWC

Alcatel OneTouch has launched a new 5.5 inch qHD smartphone at a launch event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The PIXI 3 (5.5) is the latest device in Alcatel OneTouch’s PIXI 3 range and is an entry-level 5.5 inch smartphone with a quad-core processor.

It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop and as an 8MP primary camera, a 2MP front-facing sensor a 2910 mAh battery. The device is 4G capable and comes with 8GB of internal storage, plus room for up to 32GB microSD card.

It comes with an in-built download booster that combines LTE with WiFi to increase download speeds. The devices can also be customised using snap-on cases, with up to nine colours available.

Pricing and UK availability were not disclosed.

PIXI 3 tablets

The Chinese manufacturer also displayed two new tablets in the PIXI 3 range, in 7 inch and 8 inch forms.

The PIXI 3 (7) tablet can come in 4G, 3G or WiFi only versions, while the PIXI 3 (8) is a 3G device. PIXI_Tablet01

The WiFi version of the 7 inch tablet has a 1.3GHz Qualcomm quad-core processor, while the 4G version has a 1.2GHz processor, and the 3G version comes with a 1.3GHz dual-core chip.

All of the devices run on Android 4.4 (KitKat) and come with a 2MP rear camera, a 2820mAh battery and 4GB of internal memory. There is also room for a microSD card.

The PIXI 3 (8) is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.3GHz dual-core chip and runs on Android 4.4 as well. It has a 3240 mAh battery and the same camera.

Pricing and UK availability were not disclosed.

WiFi Links

Alcatel OneTouch also displayed its new line of high-speed mobile hotspots, called WiFi Links, at MWC.

“Our users demand connectivity on the go, which is why we developed our LINKs,” said Alcatel OneTouch CMO Dan Dery. “They keep you connected wherever life takes you.”

The devices measure in at 89x62x11.5mm, which the manufacturer claims is small enough to fit in most pockets, and provide up to CAT 6 4G connections, depending which device you opt for.

There are three versions of the device: The 4G+ version offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps, the 4G version up to 150Mbps and the 3G version up to 21Mbps.

The 4G+ version also come in different configurations with an LED or LCD display option and can include either a removable or dedicated battery of 1800 mAh or 3600 mAh.

The 3G unit can connect up to 10 devices while the LINK 4G+ can connect up to 32 devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets and anything else with compatible WiFi.

No pricing details were available.