As usual, the IFA 2016 tradeshow in Berlin served as a perfect platform for various companies to showcase their latest products, and a regular exhibitor was Alcatel. The company not only launched a standalone VR headset, but also launched smartphones, tablets and other wearable devices at the event, due to hit the EMEA region starting mid-October.
Alcatel launched a 6-inch smartphone - the Alcatel XL - at IFA, with a full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution with a 2.5D glass coated. The smartphone, which is also being termed as the 6-inch offering in the new Pop 4 series of tablets, comes running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor coupled with Mali T860 GPU.
The Alcatel XL packs a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel camera at front. The smartphone houses a large 3500mAh battery and in terms of connectivity, offers support for 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.1. The phone comes with a fingerprint scanner and is expected to be available in the Middle East, Europe and Africa around mid-October.
Alcatel launched Pop 4 tablets at IFA that included options of screen sizes 7-inch and 10-inches. The Alcatel Pop 4 (10-inch) tablet packs a full-HD display and is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor. On the other hand, company's Pop 4 (7-inch) tablet comes with a Full HD screen and is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT8735 SoC. Details on the memory and storage have not been revealed. Both the tablets support 4G connectivity and feature MaxxAudio by Waves.
Alcatel also launched a fitness tracking band Moveband, a Movetime WiFi Watch and a portable GPS tracker Movetrack at its IFA event.
Fitness tracking band Moveband not only tracks your daily activities such as the distance you travelled, the calories you burnt and your sleep but will also offer you notification alerts for the text messages, calls or emails that you receive. The band will be sold in a bundle package with the company's smartphones.
The smartwatch Movetime Wifi allows you to make and receive calls directly from your wrist and also shows emails, SMS and reminders. The watch will be available in silver, dark grey and gold colors.
The portable GPS tracker Movetrack, which weighs just 33 grams, can be hooked onto your pet or a keychain and basically help you in tracking your dear ones or even your luggage. You will also receive notifications whenever your tracker leaves a safe zone that has been marked by you.