Samsung might have dabbled with the idea of fitting a projector on a smartphone in the past and failed, but it looks as if Alcatel has taken note of that and is now taking the concept one step further. The newly unveiled One Touch Hero, unlike Sammy’s Galaxy Beam, doesn’t come with the pico projector patched to its chassis, but instead can attach it to the actual phone body with a nifty add-on that also works as a stand.
Only that’s not the only innovative optional accessory Alcatel offers with this OT Hero. There’s also an E-Ink cover, which lets users read books in black and white sans fatiguing the LCD screen and battery, a sleek stylus, plus a Bluetooth phone accessory a la HTC’s Mini+.
A lot of “borrowed” elements from others, but who cares, as long as everything works as it should? And oh, yeah, the One Touch Hero is fairly impressive by itself too, sporting a massive and uber-crisp 6-inch Full HD panel, packing quad-core heat, 2 gigs of RAM, a spacious 3,400 mAh battery, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and having a top-notch 13 MP camera slapped on its back.
In terms of design, you can’t not love the big guy either, as it measures a measly 8.5 mm in thickness while rocking possibly maybe the thinnest bezels I’ve ever seen in the Android décor. Too bad there are no words on pricing yet. Or on release dates.