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Hands On With The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ At MWC 2015

March 2, 2015 - Written By Justin Diaz

Alcatel OneTouch had some pretty interesting stuff to show off at Mobile World Congress today, with their brand new 6-inch device called the Hero 2+, a new and improved version of the original Hero 2. What makes this remarkable is that instead of running Alcatel’s own flavor of Android UI, it instead is running a pretty early build of the Cyanogen OS as part of their new partnership with Cyanogen Inc. The phone features a MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM on the inside to power things, and the display is TFT set at Full HD with a resolution of 1080 x 1920.

The cameras are set at 13MP for the rear facing camera and 5MP for the front facing camera, both which should provide a decent photo. Further camera use is extended by the capability to record video in 1080P at 30fps, and any media can be stored on the device’s 16GB of internal storage. The Hero 2+ also carries and expandable storage option with support for up to a 32GB microSD card if users need some extra space.

The operating system is Cyanogen OS 11 so it’s running off of Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and as far as network support goes it’s compatible with LTE. It also comes unlocked, and will be available on the Alcatel OneTouch Amazon store in Q2 for $299. Check out some of our hands on shots from the event below.