Alcatel has come out with an entry level phablet with moderate specifications - Alcatel PIXI 4, a 6-inch device.
As mentioned, the display of the phablet is six inches. It is a different matter that at this size itself the description of the device is phablet, though there are likely to be smartphones likely to be launched in the near future, by the major companies, with displays as high as 6.4inches. Perhaps the market will call them also phablets, when launched. The precise nomenclature of the device is Alcatel PIXI 4 (6). For the record, the HD IPS display resolution is 720x1280. The size of the phablet is 165x83.8x8.35mm and its weight 186gms.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 SoC clocking a speed of a very moderate 1.1GHz is powering the new Alcatel PIXI 4. Similarly the RAM is 1.5GB and the internal memory is 16GB. The operating system is the Android Marshmallow 6.
The battery fitted on the Alcatel PIXI 4 (6) is rated at 2850mAh and it cannot be removed. The device also has the smart power-saving feature that is capable of extending the use of the phone by around 20%.
Better user experience with the cameras
Though the latest phablet from Alcatel sports an 8MP rear camera and 5MP in the front, the device follows its predecessors in offering a better overall imaging experience thanks to the Polaroid software and the other features incorporated, including the dual flashes and so on. Users can click photographs and go on and create collages and do editing to add effects etc. The software enables the sharing of these images as well. Those who are familiar with this Polaroid environment may be able to appreciate and make full use of the imaging system on the new Alcatel PIXI 4 (6) phablet.
The Arkamys-optimized speakers on the device, located on the front, enhance the sound delivery for voice calls and audio and video playbacks and streaming.
The addition of the 4G VoLTE connectivity makes it more attractive in the current scenario in India and probably Alcatel has knowingly added this feature in this device.
At these specifications and features, the pricing of the new Alcatel PIXI 4 (6) is not too expensive at Rs 9, 100.