Alcatel on Monday has launched the One Touch Flash (6042D) phablet in Thailand, where it is being marketed as a competitor to the similarly-specced affordableSamsung phablet, the Galaxy Note 3 Neo .
The launch of the smartphone was covered by a Thai website, which notes Alcatelhasn’t yet announced pricing details of the smartphone, and is expected to do so along with availability details on September 8.
The single-SIM Alcatel One Touch Flash (6042D) runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and features a 5.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The smartphone packs an octa-core 1.4GHz MediaTek MTK6592M processor coupled with 1GB of RAM.
It boasts of a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The 8GB internal storage on One Touch Flash can be expanded up to 32GB (via MicroSD card).
Connectivity options on the Alcatel One Touch Flash include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS and 3G. The battery on the device is 3200mAh.
Alcatel has released the video (see below) touting One Touch Flash to be a Samsung Galaxy Note killer. The video shows One Touch Flash as an Android robot that fights an evil-looking Note and wins at the end because of its superior specifications. The video also details the Hotknot sharing feature.
Recently the company launched five new smartphones in the One Touch Idol series for the Indian market – the Alcatel One Touch Hero, One Touch Idol X, One Touch Idol Mini, One Touch Idol 2, and One Touch Idol 2 Mini. These smartphones have display sizes ranging from 4.3-inches to 5-inches, and have narrow bezels. All the devices will be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.