After all the Pixies from yesterday, Alcatel OneTouch has now announced a different beast, the Fierce XL, running Windows 10. OK, “beast” might be an overstatement for a device, powered by a Snapdragon 210 chipset, but we’ll let it slide.
The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL has a 5.5-inch display with 720p resolution, protected by Dragontrail Glass. The S210 packs a quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, ticking at 1.1GHz, RAM is 2GB and internal storage is 16GB, microSD-expandable.
There’s an 8MP primary camera with an LED flash, with video capture oddly limited to 720p (the chipset itself is good for 1080p). On the front you get a 2MP selfie snapper.
The smartphone measures 151.9 x 77.8 x 9.4 and weighs a somewhat hefty 174g, for a plastic-built 5.5-inch device that is. And the weight is not due to battery capacity, as it’s only listed at 2,500mAh. Alcatel claims that’s good for 14 hours of calls, but the 3-hour charging time raises eyebrows.
The Fierce XL has all your basic connectivity needs covered, with quad-band 2G, triple-band 3G, and Cat.4 LTE over three bands. Only three, you say, but those are T-Mobile’s LTE bands in the US, where the Fierce XL is headed. There’s also Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS.
The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will be available starting later this month in Light Blue color only. Although no specific number has been quoted, the press release does say that the phone will be “affordably priced” and so it should, given the hardware.
Trying to power a screen that big with only 2GB RAM and a Snapdragon 210 processor - well, I'm not confident this phone will perform very well.
dude, I am not a wp follower. if I am a fan of something currently it is huawei. but what I said is if more manufactures starts producing w10 devices and they create a killer device like one plus one with good hardware specification at decent price t...
Windows Phone followers themselves using Honor 7, etc... They are just waiting and waiting to switch to Android rather than buying and using it. So, WP market share will just diminish rather than increase.