Alcatel takes on Galaxy Note III with the One Touch Hero

Jordan O'Brien
September 4, 2013

Samsung hasn’t announced the Galaxy Note III yet — it’s due to do that later, but Alcatel wants you to know about its alternative, the One Touch Hero.

The One Touch Hero is a Jelly Bean device, although it doesn’t run the latest iteration of the Android OS with just Android 4.2 on-board from launch.

Alcatel isn’t new to a Note-style smartphone, with the One Touch Scribe HD being the company’s previous efforts, although the One Touch Hero features a display a whole inch bigger, at 6 inches.

The One Touch Hero’s display is also full HD, meaning it’s perfect for watching videos.

As with the One Touch Scribe HD, the Hero has a pen digitiser, which means you can write any notes using the supplied stylus — just as you would with any other Note-style phone.

The Hero features a 1.5Ghz quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper and either 8GB or 16GB of storage — expandable by microSD of course.

What’s most interesting about the One Touch Hero is the inclusion of a E-Ink cover, which allows users to read books without using the power-hungry main screen.

It will ship starting October, but pricing is currently unknown.

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