Alcatel lauches its low end s-pop series of smartphones starting at $260

Yesterday we saw, Alcatel OneTouch announce a series of mid-range Idol phones at Mobile World Congress, and today we see the company launch a new category of smartphones. Regardless, the company is pushing out a new trio of Pop smartphones known as “Pop S” where ‘S’ stands for that juicy LTE data speed. The phones are targeted for the low end market. In the image above we see the Pop S7 (pictured above). With the following specs:

  • 5-inch qHD display
  • MediaTek’s new quad-core 1.3GHz LTE chip
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera,
  • microSD support
  • 3,000mAh battery.
  • There are two versions of LTE, depending on where you live, and will be making its way to Europe and, Africa,  Asia first. The device will go for 189 euro ($260).

For those craving for more specs, the company has got you covered with, the S9 series its spots:

  • A 6-inch 720p handset
  • 3,400mAh battery
  • A quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8926 processor
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 8GB internal storage (along with a microSD slot that takes up to 32GB).

The company claims the device should launch in March in Europe and Asia for about $300.

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And for the super low ends  there’s the Pop S3, the smaller of the trio that comes with colorful  swappable back covers in the box. The specs are as follows

  • 4-inch WVGA display
  • Android 4.3
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • A 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • The same high-speed LTE connectivity
  • NFC, Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5MP rear camera and VGA front-facing cam
  • 4GB internal storage and microSD that supports up to 32GB.

This version should cost lower than $200 we suspects about $99.