MWC 2013: Alcatel One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE Unveiled


It appears that Alcatel has brought quite a few treats to Barcelona this year. We've already seen a few devices including a couple Firefox OS phones from them. Now they've unveiled the One Touch Snap and One Touch Snap LTE. The One Touch Snap is running:

  • 4.5-inch qHD display with dragontail glass, an oleophobic coating to fight fingerprint smearing
  • 8MP camera with LED and 720p recording; Front-facing 1.3MP camera
  • 4GB of internal storage; Expandable via microSD card slot
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 1,800mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 – Jelly Bean

So what about the One Touch Snap LTE, it should be the same but with LTE connectivity right? Wrong. Here's what the One Touch Snap LTE is featuring, in addition to the specs of the One Touch Snap listed above:

  • 4.65-inch FSVGA display (480×854 resolution)
  • 2200mAh battery
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Android 4.1
  • 1.4GHz quad-core processor

Now onto the size, both phones are a bit different in size as well. The Snap is 130.3x67x8.99mm while the LTE is measuring at 134×69.7×10.9mm. One would think that's due to the LTE radio along with the bigger battery. Both phones do support WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and quadband GSM including the 850, 900, 1800, and 1900 bands.

So far we have no idea how much either of these devices are going to cost. But it's reported that the One Touch Snap will be available in April, and the One Touch Snap LTE is coming in July. It's also more than likely that they won't be coming to the US, but we could be wrong. In fact, we'd love to be wrong in this case.

What do you think about these offerings from Alcatel? Is it enough for you to try one out? The specs aren't on the high-end but the One Touch Snap is running Android 4.2, which is kind of surprising since no other phone on the market that isn't a Nexus has Android 4.2. Hopefully they'll bring these models to the US, but we'll have to wait and see.