Well, would you look at that, Alcatel and T-Mobile’s unlikely love story carries on, with Magenta once again scoring exclusivity rights on two of the little known manufacturer’s budget Android soldiers. The One Touch Fierce 2 and Evolve 2 follow in the footsteps of the first-gen Fierce/Evolve pair and subtly raise the hardware bar while keeping things humble in the retail costs department.
Listed as coming soon on T-Mo’s website, the two low-enders will become available sometime in September, so although they’re fairly lackluster, there’s a good chance they’ll be previewed at IFA in Berlin next month.
The bigger fellow is of course the costliest handheld too, albeit you’ll have to be pretty stingy to deem Fierce 2’s $126 price tag prohibitive. Especially as you can always choose a gradual payment structure with monthly installments of $5.25 a pop and no upfront tax.
All things considered, Fierce 2’s bang for buck factor is quite reasonable, despite the spacious 5-inch display’s sub-par qHD resolution and scanty 4 GB on-board storage. That’s mostly because the big guy runs Android 4.4 KitKat out the box and replaces its predecessor’s modest MediaTek chip with a beefier quad-core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 400 processor. Also, the battery ante is upped, to 2,000 mAh.
Meanwhile, the One Touch Evolve 2 is set to cost $79.20 outright or $3.30 a month with a spec sheet that replicates the original Evolve’s list of features almost to the letter. You get an equally as disappointing 4-inch WVGA screen, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB storage space, 5 MP camera, 1,400 mAh cell, but fresh KitKat software and a slightly punchier 1.3 GHz dual-core CPU (no mention of the make and model, so it’s probably a MediaTek).
Via [Android and Me]