Alcatel OneTouch releasing Windows 10 phone before end of the year, company SVP confirms


Alcatel OneTouch, known for releasing budget friendly smartphones, will be releasing a new device running on Windows 10 before the year ends.

While no other information was revealed, Steve Cistulli, Alcatel OneTouch’s senior vice president for North America, made the announcement himself at the CTIA wireless trade show.

“We are very supportive of the Windows ecosystem,” Cistulli said.

This reveal came close enough after famous mobile leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter) leaked details about a certain “Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL” that runs on Windows 10 mobile operating system. As for the other hardware specifications, Evan Blass also leaked some details regarding the alleged Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL.

According to the leaker, the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will sport a 5.5-inch wide display with a 720p HD resolution. It will run under a Snapdragon 210 chipset, with a quad-core CPU clocking in at 1.1GHZ. The device will pack 2 GB worth of system RAM, and coupled with a 16 GB worth of built-in internal storage capacity, with support for an external microSD card expansion.

The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL is said to come with an 8 megapixels rear main camera, along with a 2 megapixel front snapper for selfies and video calling purposes.

As for a connectivity support, the Fierce XL comes with LTE support for ultra-fast browsing on supported networks. It also packs support for VoLTE, and HDV. The device will be powered by a 2,500mAh battery.

In other releases, the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi First, dubbed as “amongst the slimmest 4-inch handsets on the market,” features a completely entry level set of hardware, as it runs under a 1.2 GHz quad-core Spredtrum7731 chipset. It sports a 4-inch wide display with a mere 480×800 pixesl resolutionnot stunning in any way. It packs a small amount of 512MB worth of system RAM along with 4GB worth of built-in internal storage capacity. Thankfully, the Pixi First comes with support for an external microSD card expansion.

As for the camera, it sports a 5 megapixels rear camera that can record videos of up to 1080p Full HD resolution, along with a 2 megapixels fixed-focus front snapper for selfies and video calling. It has a dual SIM support, and support for 3G connectivity. The device is powered by a 1450 mAh battery that can last up to 300 hours in standby and 7 hours of talk time capacity.