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The Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 3 Family Of Smartphones Is Capable Of Running Multiple OSs

January 6, 2015 - Written By Yash Garg

There’s been more action on the mobile front than expected at the ongoing CES 2015. Although most major OEMs haven’t announced any flagship as such, many mid-range phones have been unveiled at the yearly exhibition. The latest among these is the OneTouch PIXI 3 family of phones by Alcatel, which although don’t seem to be too powerful, have some versatility in the form of the ability to run multiple operating systems. This includes Microsoft’s Windows Phone, Google’s Android and Mozilla’s Firefox OS.

“We are proud to announce the launch of our high-performing PIXI 3 family, which supports different OS platforms” said Dan Dery, who’s the CMO of Alcatel. The PIXI 3 family consists of smartphones with screen sizes ranging between 3.5 inches and 5.5 inches; there’s a 3.5-inch entry-level model with no on-board 4G LTE, while other variants — the ones with 4-inch, 4.5-inch, and 5-inch screens — come with LTE on offer. Interestingly, these devices also come in non-LTE compatible versions which are powered by chipsets different from their LTE capable counterparts, and which will presumably also cost lesser.

The 3.5-inch, 320 x 480p entry-level PIXI 3 smartphone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core CPU, and runs Android v4.4 KitKat. Moving on, the 4-inch version of the PIXI 3 comes with an 800 x 480p resolution, and comes in two SoC options: 1GHz dual-core (3G) and 1.1GHz quad-core (4G). The device comes with Android KitKat for Latin American markets, and Android Lollipop for EMEA for the 4G version, while the 3G version only comes in KitKat. The third of the pack, the 4.5-inch variant of the PIXI 3 comes with an 854 x 480p resolution, and comes with either a 1GHz dual-core processor (3G only) or a 1.1GHz quad-core one (4G support). Last but not the least, the 5-inch version of the PIXI 3 family boasts the same 854 x 480p FWVGA resolution, but offers extra choice in the form of quad-core 1.3GHz and dual-core 1.3GHz variants for the 3G variant. On the other hand, the 4G version comes with only a 1.1GHz quad-core processor, which also packs Android Lollipop while its 3G sibling gets only KitKat.

That is a lot of information to process we understand, which is why we’ve also put together a gallery with the specifications of each handset below. Also, there’s no news on how exactly the phones will be priced, or switch from OS to OS; more on that later.