After years and years of keeping a relatively low profile in the mobile business, Alcatel, which has decades of experience in the field, has decided to finally turn the page and spare no effort to reach the market’s heights.
And while they may not have Samsung’s brand recognition… yet, they’re clearly on the rise, impressing mostly with a very rich, diverse and cohesive product portfolio. Quality-price ratio too, since that’s the number one factor that can draw attention away from the smartphone big kahunas.
Hot on the heels of the One Touch Evolve and Fierce landing on T-Mobile, another less than stellar Alcatel device is ready to make its stateside debut. Only the One Touch Fury will hit a smaller carrier, namely MetroPCS, with a far more impressive spec sheet. Don’t you find that a little ironic?
Anyhoo, if we are to trust @EvLeaks (and the Twitter insider has surely earned our trust), the Fury will pack an unnamed quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU (Snapdragon 400?), paired with 1 GB of RAM and a somewhat underwhelming 4 GB of on-board storage.
The 4.5-inch display sounds far from remarkable too, with a qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels) in tow, yet the 8 MP rear-facing camera and pre-loaded Android 4.1 Jelly Bean make the list of features as a whole look pretty darn good.
Pretty darn good provided Metro and Alcatel can hit the pricing sweet spot. Specifically, $200 or so. Will they or won’t they? My money is on the former, but then again I’m a born optimist.