Alcatel has revealed three new mid-range phones that look to capitalise on the idea of customisation. The Pop 4, Pop 4+, and Pop 4S offer incremental changes over each other, and all are compatible with Alcatel’s new customisable covers.
The Alcatel Pop 4 and Pop 4+ both share a similar 1.1 GHz quad-core processors, while the larger Pop 4S packs an unspecified octa-core chip. As far as RAM goes, the phones range from 1GB on the Pop 4 to 2GB on the Pop 4S; the Pop 4+ sits neatly in between the halfway point between the two.
Internal storage on the Pop 4 is a measly 8GB, which should be barely enough to install the Android 6.0 operating system. The other two double this amount to 16GB, but the lack of a microSD card slot makes this less of an interesting prospect. It is difficult to imagine how any manufacturer thinks it can get away with 8GB of storage in the modern day.
The display of the Pop series follows a similar pattern, with the Pop for sporting a 5-inch 720p display and the Pop 4+ and Pop 4S both feature a 5.5-inch 1080p screen. In terms of the camera arrangement, the Pop 4 and Pop 4+ are both equipped with 8MP shooters; while the Pop 4S gets a large 13Mp camera.
All three smartphones can be customised using Alcatel’s replaceable covers. At the moment, there are only four choices of covers. These are Hairline-Brushed, Leather, Wood and Baby Skin (we are trying not to think too hard on the last one).
Alcatel has not revealed a release date for the phones, nor has it provided any prices yet. Considering that the specifications, we expect these to be on the lower end of the mid-range spectrum.