So why is it being offered for £39.99 Pay as You Go?
The One Touch 983 (OT 983) features:
- 3.5” HVGA, 480x320 pixels display
- BCM 21552G Chipset with a CPU speed of 1GHz
- 3.0 megapixel fixed focus camera with Digital zoom and Video capture at 640x480 @ 15fps
- Internal Memory EMMC 512MB, with 150MB end user memory
- 512MB RAM
- HSDPA 7.2Mbps download and 5.76Mbps upload
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
- Android 2.3
The chipset is ARM11 aka ARMv6, the same as the ZTE Blade, Crescent, Racer, Skate. This also explains Android 2.3 as the operating system, as ARMv6 support was officially discontinued with Android 4.0.
The chipset is capable of NFC and the GPU is capable of providing video support up to D1/VGA quality, support for an 8 megapixel camera, and the ability to encode and decode H.264 video at 30 fps. None of this explains why Alcatel / TCL have only included a 3.0MP camera with a 15fps video capture at VGA quality, but when you are building to a budget you have to make compromises.
"The ability to offer 1GHz processing and integrated graphics in an advanced 3G baseband enables our new smartphone platform to satisfy the user experience requirements handset makers are targeting at price points that mainstream phone buyers can afford. Broadcom is the first company to bring a 1GHz processor, GNSS and NFC to smartphones that retail for under $100.00, establishing itself as a leader in the growing low-cost smartphone market segment."
The Alcatel OT 983 is available for £39.99 @ O2, a bit of a bargain... Alcatel claim the OT 983 features NFC on it's press release, but O2 do not mention it.
Are any of you guys interested? Good specs for the price I think.
[Via: Alcatel Onetouch]
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