Although the regular technology enthusiast identifies quad-core processors with high-end devices, what people should know is that performance doesn’t (only) lie in a CPU’s number of cores. Alcatel for instance is reportedly readying its first quad-core smartphone using a MediaTek chip but this could never, ever be compared with Samsung’s Galaxy S3 or other top-tier Android devices.
And that’s because the MediaTek MT6589 processor inside this is based on the old ARM Cortex A7 architecture — not the newer and much improved A9 chipsets. Still, Alcatel’s One Touch Scribe HD – yup, that is the wearing full name of the device – could be a decent enough mid-ranger provided it’ll be sensitively priced.
Unfortunately, we know nothing about that yet and only a couple of other things about Scribe’s spec sheet – the CPU will be clocked at 1 GHz, there’ll be a PowerVR Series5XT GPU humming under the hood, while Jelly Bean will be flavoring the package.
We also know that Alcatel is planning to intro other Android-based devices in the near future, like the ultra-thin One Touch Idol Ultra phone and the One Touch Evo7 HD, so we’re going to be all eyes on Paris, France, where the company is located.