Today, Alcatel launched the Pixi 4 (6) smartphone in India. The company is known for its budget offerings abroad where it supplies a decent mix of hardware with software. The Pixi 4 is a relatively more expensive model from the company’s stable of offerings in India with support for 4G VoLTE out of the box. Although the model itself is old with an official worldwide launch in CES 2016, the company has only decided to launch an updated variant of it in India now.
The age of the Pixi 4 (6) is apparent from the hardware inside it. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core SoC clocked up to 1.1GHz coupled along with an Adreno 304 GPU. The device has a GB and a half (1.5 GB) of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable via microSD slot (up to 32 GB). The device comes with a 6.0-inch HD resolution (720 x1280) IPS panel display. In the camera department, Alcatel has provided for an 8-megapixel sensor at the back with autofocus and a LED flash, HDR and the capability to shoot full-HD content. The selfie shooter up-front is a 5-megapixel sensor with its own selfie-flash. The battery providing juice to all the components is a 2580mAh battery. The device is now running on a custom skinned version of Android, v.6.0.1, Marshmallow.
During the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director for Alcatel India said,
Speaking at the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India said, “Alcatel is committed to bring best technology and user experience at affordable prices to India. Looking at affordability of data packages and availability of video content on demand, we expect growth in 6-inch 4G VoLTE segment. The new PIXI 4 (6) will continue the legacy of improvised Polaroid software, better movie experience and faster browsing . To serve the market better we have recently joined hands with Advanced Computers as our offline distribution partners. The partnership will ensure us to reach more customer base in the market. We will strive to provide better user experience for our customers.”
For charging the battery and hardware interconnectivity, the device features a microUSB 2.0 port and a 3.5mm audio jack. On the connectivity front, as stated earlier it supports all 4G bands including the all important VoLTE standard, WiFi 802.11 up to standard n, Bluetooth v.4.1 and GPS/A-GPS. The Pixi has enhanced audio output courtesy, ARKAMYS. The device would be available through their new distribution partners Advanced Computers.
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