Operating system developer Cyanogen seeks to bring its forked Android experience around the world, and it has partnered with Alcatel to deliver handsets baked with their OS. The first product: the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+, a six-inch phablet with an octa-core CPU onboard.
The Hero 2+ isn’t really an upgrade from the Hero 2, but it will bring Cyanogen OS 11, a forked version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat to more people. The Hero 2+ also comes with a built-in stylus for writing on the go.
Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ specs:
6-inch Full HD IPS OGS display, 1920×1080, 368ppi
2.0 GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6592
16GB of internal storage
expandable to 32GB via MicroSD
13MP AF rear camera with Optical and Electronic Image Stabilizsation, LED Flash
5MP FF front camera
4G LTE CAT4, HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Smart v4.0
Cyanogen OS 11 (Android 4.4.4 KitKat)
160.5mm x 81.6mm x 7.9mm
The unlocked version of the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ will retail in the US for $299 or roughly Php13,200.