Alcatel has a new Android smartphone heading to MetroPCS and T-Mobile, and it’s called the OneTouch Fierce XL. This is an LTE smartphone with a sizable 5.5-inch 720p HD display. The phone has modest but notable specs, and a better price tag to match them at $139 USD off contract. The phone will be available first at MetroPCS stores (November 2), then at T-Mobile sometime later on this winter, specific date not provided.
The Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL features a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core processor alongside 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. That storage space can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card. Battery life is also toward the higher end, with 12 hours of talk time and 360 hours of standby via the 2500mAh battery.
The phone supports WiFi Calling, HD voice, and VoLTE, says Alcatel; it also supports 4G LTE Cat 4 networks. The manufacturer has teamed up with Polaroid to offer the later company’s photo editing software. The Polaroid camera mode, which the user can enable, adds filters, borders, and tags to photos, joining the handset’s HDR and auto modes.
In addition to the Polaroid software is “enhanced Google Translate”, which allows for instant translations from/to 89 languages via writing, scanning, and speaking. Finally, the handset is running Google’s Android Lollipop 5.1.1.