It looks like Alcatel has unveiled a new smartphone ahead of Mobile World Congress. The handset is the One Touch Star and judging from the spec sheet, it looks like it will be arriving with a relatively low price point. The catch here, while Alcatel has unveiled the handset and even posted some official details, we have yet to learn when it will be available or how much it will be selling for.
Needless to say, given the timing we expect we will hear more about the One Touch Star later in the month. That out of the way, lets get into the details that we do know -- the specs. The One Touch Star will arrive sporting a 4.0-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (with 2.4GB available), a microSD card slot, 1500 mAh battery, VGA quality front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Connectivity will include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n along with GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900), UTMS (900/2100) and HSPA, HSDPA and HSUPA. The handset will also have Bluetooth 4.0. Alcatel has also said the One Touch Star will arrive in two models and in a few colors. The two models will include the 6010, a single SIM model and the 6010D, a dual SIM model.
Touching back on the pricing and release details. While nothing official has been revealed, a retail product listing has given some clues. A listing has been discovered with a Swedish retailer showing a price of SEK 2000. For those curious, that is looking like it would be around $315 in terms of US dollars. Hopefully if, or when the One Touch Star arrives in the US it will be bit lower. After all, we have the Nexus 4 to consider.