Alcatel launches five new devices at CES 2016

Alcatel launches five new devices at CES 2016

​Alcatel has staked its claim for strengthening its place in the mobile device market; releasing five new devices at the CES 2016 event in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The company has released two smartphones, two tablets, and a phablet device.

The Alcatel Pixi 3 (8) is an eight-inch tablet tablet, which will operate on Windows 10 Mobile, packing an IPS display of 1280 x 800 pixels.

Under the bonnet, the device is powered by the Snapdragon 210 chip with a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, Adreno 304 GPU, and 1GB of RAM.

Other specifications include 32GB of expandable storage and a 4,060 mAh battery.

The other tablet device to be unveiled was the Alcatel Pixi 4 (7), which offers a seven-inch display and runs on a MT8321 chip with a quad-core 1.1GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 1GB of RAM.

Additional features include 8GB expandable storage, a 2,580 mAh battery, and supports GSM and 3G networks, along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

The smallest device in the new Pixi 4 series is the Alcatel Pixi 4 (3.5); a smartphone with a compact 3.5-inch HGVA display, running an a MT6572M chip with a dual-core 1.1GHz Cortex-A7 processor with 512MB RAM, all running on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Despite its size, there is also 4GB of expandable storage.

The other smartphone to be unveiled – the Alcatel Pixi 4 (4) – runs on a MT6580M chip with a quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 512MB/1GB RAM depending on the choice of storage, which offers either 4GB or 8GB, and features a slightly larger four-inch screen. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system brings in all together.

The Alcatel Pixi 4 (6), meanwhile, is a six-inch phablet, and contains a 720p IPS display, with a Snapdragon 210 chip (4x Cortex-A7 at 1.1GHz, 1GB RAM). Expandable storage on this device is 8GB, along with LTe connectivity, and a 2,580 mAh battery.

Perhaps the most interesting device to be unveiled at CES, however, is the Alcatel CareTime Children's Watch.

Aimed at younger children, the main purpose of the device is GPS tracking, although users can also make calls or send messages to a list of predefined contacts.