T-Mobile has been introducing new smartphones on its network and has confirmed the arrival of two Alcatel ONE TOUCH models, Fierce and Evolve, starting October 5.
T-Mobile is expanding its smartphone offerings through its network by introducing leading high-end smartphone brands in the U.S. as well as the entry-level smartphones from not-so-popular brands. One such example is T-Mo's decision to bring Alcatel's two ONE TOUCH models on its network.
Alcatel is a TCL Communication-owned brand, which is popular outside America but very little is known about the brand in the U.S. In order to take on the highly competitive U.S. market, Alcatel has decided to launch two of its smartphones tied with T-Mobile's network. The two new handsets from the French mobile manufacturer are a part of its ONE TOUCH series, Fierce and Evolve.
The Alcatel Fierce is the better deal for those craving for greater specs within a budget price range. The device runs on 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and uses Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. It sports a 4.5-inch qHD display with a 540 × 960 screen resolution and 1800 mAh battery. The internal memory includes 4GB, which can be expanded via microSD cards. It sports a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and a VGA camera in the front.
However, the Alcatel ONE TOUCH Evolve is more of an entry level smartphone with decent amount of features. It runs on 1GHz MediaTek processor with 512GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. It will be using Android 4.2 Jelly Bean same as its higher model. The Evolve will feature 4-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 screen resolution and a 5-megapixel camera in the rear end of the phone.
T-Mobile lists both the devices under its Simple Choice Plan. The Fierce will be available for $19.99 down and $6 every month for 2 years, while the Evolve will cost $27.99 on down payment and only $3/ month for 2 years. According to T-Mobile, both models will be available in select national retail stores starting October 5. The ONE TOUCH Fierce will be available on a wider scale starting October 23 and the Evolve will be available for pre-orders from October 14 and go on sale October 16.