More and more smartphone makers start offering phablets for budget-conscious customers. Such devices come with large screens paired with rather modest specs to keep the price in check. Another addition to this category is the Alcatel Pop C9. The phone, which was introduces earlier today (January 6th) at CES, is the largest in the Pop series. Alcatel did not reveal how much the device will cost; however, given the parameters, the price should not put it out of reach of an average customer. The Pop C9 will go on sale in the first quarter of 2014 in Brazil and several Asian markets.
Alcatel Pop C9 coming in five color options
The Alcatel Pop C9, as most budget offerings, is made of plastic and comes in five color options: Bluish Black, Cherry Red, Hot Pink, Fresh Turquoise, and Full White. Out of the five, two models, the black and red, have matte finish and black and red front panels, respectively. The remaining three are glossy and white-colored on the front. Overall design of the Alcatel Pop C9 brings to mind the Samsung Galaxy S III with its rather slim form and rounded corners.
The phone packs a large 5.5-inch display; however, the resolution is only 540 x 960 pixels resulting in a pixel density of 200 ppi. That said, the quality of images may leave something to be desired. The Pop C9 is powered by a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor of unknown make which is accompanied by 1 GB of RAM.
The storage offers rather modest 4 GB, but luckily there is a microSD slot supporting up to 32 GB cards. The handset sports an 8-megapixel main camera with LED flash and 1080p HD video capture, and a 2-megapixel user-facing camera. Other features include Bluetooth 4.0, GPS navigation, Wi-Fi connectivity, HSPA, 2,500 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.