During IFA 2014 in Berlin, Alcatel Onetouch has officially announced the launch of its higher-end Android offering, the Hero 2. It has a 6″ IPS display with Dragontail glass, which squeezes out of resolution of 1080×1920 pixels resulting in a pixel density of 360ppi. Alcatel unwrapped a successor to its budget-friendly OneTouch Hero gadget. The Hero 2 comes with a pretty adequate specs for its price tag.
The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 is not a brutal phone but powers with a big 3100mAh battery, and comes with a digital pen, packs 2GHz processor paired with 2GB of RAM and many more to be detailed right after this break.
The Android 4.4 KitKat-based Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 features a 6-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS display with One Glass Solution (OGS) and Dragontrail Glass. Powered by a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. Sports a 13.1-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, and also houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
Notably, the One Touch Hero 2 camera features optical image and video stabilization, and such software features as extended panorama; touch focus; HDR, and burst mode. It bears 16GB internal storage which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).
It supports 3G; 4G; Bluetooth 4.0; Micro-USB 2.0; GPS/ A-GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Direct functionality connectivity options. It measures 160.5×81.6×7.9mm, and packs a 3100mAh battery that is rated to deliver up to 10 hours of talk time and up to 380 hours of standby time on 3G network.
Finally the Hero 2 comes with a stylus and supports the MagicFlip LED case, which is said to be similar to the HTC Dot View. The case also acts as a virtual DJ mixing deck!
The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 will be available in Dark Gray color only. Priced at EUR 350 (roughly Rs. 27,400), the phablet is now available to buy in Europe. Global availability? The company hasn’t stated any date as yet!