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April 26, 2013

Alcatel’s 2013 Line-Up for the PH: All under Php15k

Just recently, Alcatel launched a series of competitively-priced Android devices that were first seen on this year’s CES. The lineup includes a pair of phablets, a 7-inch tablet and the world’s thinnest phone – the One Touch Idol Ultra. All these devices have one thing in common; they are all priced under Php15,000.

alcatel idol

The One Touch Sapphire, Glory and Inspire have successors now, and they will all feature dual-SIM capabilities, 1GHz processors, Android 4.1 Jellybean and VGA front-facing cameras.

TRIO

Alcatel One Touch Glory 2 specs:
3.5-inch HVGA 320 x 480 display
1GHz MediaTek MT6575M CPU
512MB RAM
4GB internal memory
Micro SD up to 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
3.2 megapixel camera, VGA@30fps
VGA front-facing camera
Dual SIM
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1,400mAh battery
115 x 61.2 x 12.2 mm (dimensions)
122g (weight)
Php3,990

Alcatel One Touch Inspire 2 specs:
4-inch 480 x 800 display
1GHz MediaTek MT6575 CPU
512MB RAM
4GB internal memory
Micro SD up to 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
5 megapixel camera, 720p@30fps
VGA front-facing camera
Dual SIM
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1,400mAh battery
121.5 x 64 x 11.8 mm (dimensions)
136.5g (weight)
Php4,990

Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2 specs:
4.5-inch 540 x 960 display
1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 CPU
512MB RAM
4GB internal memory
Micro SD up to 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
5 MP camera w/ LED flash, 720p@30fps
VGA front-facing camera
Dual SIM
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1,800mAh battery
131 x 68 x 10.9mm (dimensions)
139g (weight)
Php6,990

Scribes were also announced, and these are the Scribe Easy and the Scribe HD; both will come with a stylus and will feature 5-inch displays. The Easy is a single-SIM device and runs a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, while the Scribe HD have dual-SIM capabilities and packs a quad-core processor of the same frequency.

SCRIBES

While details say it runs 4.1 Jellybean, we noticed that the Scribe HD that was present during the launch runs the latest 4.2 build. It also carries an 8MP camera together with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and a 720p display.

Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy specs:
5-inch 480 x 800 display
1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MSM8225 CPU
512MB RAM
4GB internal memory
Micro SD up to 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
5 MP camera w/ LED flash, 720p@24fps
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.1 Jellybean
2500 mAh battery
143 x 78.4 x 9.8mm (dimensions)
162g (weight)
Php8,990

Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD specs:
5-inch IPS 720 x 1280 display
1.2GHz quad-core  CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal memory
Micro SD up to 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
8 MP camera w/ LED flash, 1080p@30fps
1.3MP front-facing camera, 720p
Dual SIM
Android 4.2 Jellybean
2500 mAh battery
144 x 75 x 8.5 mm (dimensions)
135g (weight)
Php13,490

The main event is the Alcatel One Touch Idol and the Idol Ultra, which were featured in the latest Iron Man movie. The Idol Ultra is the highlight of the show as it is currently the slimmest phone in the world at 6.5mm. In addition to its razor-thin profile, the Idol Ultra also packs a competitive CPU under the hood.

IDOLS

The Idol isn’t a joke too compared with the Ultra as it is also thin at 7.9mm, packs a better 2MP front-facing camera and an IPS panel instead of an AMOLED one.

Alcatel One Touch Idol specs:
4.7-inch 540 x 960 IPS display
1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 CPU
512MB RAM
4GB internal memory
Micro SD up to 32GB
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
8 MP camera w/ LED flash, 720p@30fps
2MP front-facing camera
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1800 mAh battery
133 x 67.5 x 7.9 mm (dimensions)
110g (weight)
Php11,990

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra specs:
4.65-inch 1280 x 720 AMOLED display
1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577+ CPU
1GB RAM
16GB internal memory
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS support
8 MP camera w/ LED flash, 720p@30fps
1.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1820 mAh battery
134.4 x 68.5 x 6.45 mm (dimensions)
115g (weight)
Php14,990

The last addition to Alcatel’s Q2 line of products is a tablet called the One Touch Tab 7 HD. This WiFi-only slate goes with 1GB of RAM, a 2MP camera and a 7-inch 800 x 1280 IPS display.

tab

Alcatel One Touch Tab 7HD specs:
7-inch 800 x 1280 IPS display
1.6 GHz Dual Core Rockchip RK3066 CPU
1GB RAM
4GB internal memory
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0
2MP camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Android 4.1 Jellybean
3,300 mAh battery
191 x 125 x 9.1 mm (dimensions)
350g (weight)
Php7,490

The Glory 2, Sapphire 2 and Inspire 2 will be available on April 29. The Scribe Easy and the Idol Ultra on April 27. The Idol on May 20 and the Scribe HD on May 26.

It looks like they’ve got you covered for each price point, the only question now is how Alcatel’s new lineup will stack up against the other budget-friendly offerings from other companies.

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20 Responses to “Alcatel’s 2013 Line-Up for the PH: All under Php15k”

  1. Aaron says:

    How about the Idol X ?

  2. wewet says:

    Where/when is Scribe HD available and please be state the mall and locations it will be available.. already read this at some sites but I was expecting yugatech to help us locate this smartphones but anyway good job for posting it here

  3. wewet says:

    Where/when is Scribe HD available and please be specific and state the mall and locations it will be available.. already read this at some sites but I was expecting yugatech to help us locate this smartphones but anyway good job for posting it here

  4. obamadolla says:

    wow thats a lot. chris tui 8 points! needs more publicity though

  5. garz says:

    where can we get these locally?

  6. Gian Austria says:

    Dati, HUAWEI ang mahigpit na kalaban ng LENOVO dito sa Pilipinas pagdating sa ganitong strategy. Ngayon, here comes ALCATEL, and at this point, mukhang ma-su-sure win ang ALCATEL dahil sa kagandahan ng mga gamit neto sa presyong abot-kaya.

  7. Ron says:

    Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD piqued my interest. It’s like a poor man’s Note 2. Googling…

  8. Balong says:

    Great site! I’m just hoping Alcatel shall drop its price to accommodate more budget-challenged Filipinos. Thumbs up! :)

  9. LG TV says:

    I WANT Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD and One touch Idol.

  10. crash says:

    One touch tab 7 HD or one touch evo 7HD….
    Tab 7 HD has 8G memory Evo 7 HD has 4 G memory..

  11. crash says:

    One touch tab 7 HD or one touch evo 7HD…. Tab 7 HD has 8G memory Evo 7 HD has 4 G memory..

  12. Gab says:

    The OneTouch Idol Ultra has been known to be lacking a headphone jack because of it’s slim body design. Although now I am wondering if it is the same case with the OneTouch Idol which has a thicker design than it’s bigger brother.

    • BertSingson says:

      According to other sites (gsmarc.com), both the Idol & Idol Ultra comes with a free micro USB to 3.5mm earphone adapter out-of-the-box

  13. herwin says:

    512mb RAM? halos lahat sila?

  14. dauntless says:

    MediaTek MSM8225 with the One Touch Scribe Easy? Isn’t that supposed to be Qualcomm MSM8225?

  15. wen says:

    how about ung TAB 7HD? when and where available

  16. Freeje says:

    Using Mediatek CPUs? They’re budget alright.

  17. Tebats says:

    Gusto ko ung scribe easy! :-)

  18. jojo says:

    saan po available ang alcatel one touch inspire 2 na hindi naka postpaid plans thanks

  19. OPM Hits says:

    Hello Sir Yuga! Just dropping here in your blog post about Alcatel. Na Plan po ako ng Alcatel One Touch Sapphire 2 I wonder kung ok lang po ba yun? :D

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