Alcatel is making moves in Australia, with Optus adding yet another device from phone maker Alcatel to their pre-paid line up. The twist is that unlike the Pop C1, the Alcatel Pop S3 is 4G enabled though this time it is a 4G enabled smartphone.
The Alcatel Pop S3, which certainly does aim to offer high end specs, but a more affordable specs for which would suit anyone on a budget.
The full list of specs include:
- 4″ TFT capacitive touchscreen (480 x 800)
- 1.2 GHz Quad-core CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB storage, expandable to 32GB via MicroSD Card
- 5 MP rear camera, VGA front facing
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G: Bands 1/3/7/8 and APT 700 MHz
- Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
- 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery
- 123 x 64.4 x 9.85 mm @ 130g
Optus have stated that the Pop S3 does comes with 5 different colour covers for the back of the devices. The biggest surprise is that the phone will support Optus’ new 700MHz band, which the company has recently begun running tests at various sites will around Darwin and Perth. It is a little sad that the device is coming with only Android 4.3, it’s also not likely that it will see an upgrade past this version, but, we’re happy to be surprised.
The Alcatel Pop S3 is now available to purchase either from your local Optus store or through the Optus Pre-Paid website for $199.