Alcatel on Thursday entered the Indian tablet market, launching its Android 4.4 KitKat OS-based OneTouch Pop 8S. The 4G LTE-enabled tablet will be available to buy exclusively from Flipkart at Rs. 10,499.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8S tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat (no confirmation on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS update) with single-SIM support. It features an 8-inch WXGA (800x1280 pixels) TFT display, and packs a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
Along with the 3-megapixel front-facing camera, the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8S boasts of a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. The 8GB inbuilt storage on the OneTouch Pop 8S can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB).
Connectivity options on the Alcatel OneTouch Pop 8S include 4G LTE (Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Smart 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB connectivity. The battery on the device is 4060mAh, which is rated to deliver up to 351 hours of standby time. The tablet weighs 327 grams and measures 209x123x7.99mm. The device will be available in Black colour variant.
"We are very excited about the launch of our tablets range in India. Our Pop series of products provide the best in class product features at the most affordable price. Pop series globally have been designed to be fun and colourful, offering a smart but simple user interface. Going forward, there is much more to come as we implement this product strategy across our range of devices. The launch of Pop 8S 4G LTE tablet through our Strategic Partner Flipkart is the first step towards embarking on a new journey of delighting customers in the tablets segment", said Praveen Valecha, Regional Director for Alcatel OneTouch APAC BU, India.