Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ with 6-inch 1080p display, Cyanogen OS announced

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 Plus


Alcatel One Touch by TCL Communication and Cyanogen, Inc. have partnered to introduce Alcatel One Touch Hero 2+, a variant of Hero 2 that runs on Cyanogen OS. It has the same 6-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 2 GHz Octa-Core processor, but this runs on Cyanogen OS 11 based on Android 4.4.4 (KitKat). It comes with an integrated stylus pen and has optimized handwriting recognition.

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2 Plus

Commenting on the partnership, Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, said:

We promised big things for ALCATEL ONETOUCH in North America for 2015, and with our partnership with Cyanogen and the launch of the HERO 2+, we’re delivering on our promise. We will continue to invest in strategic partnerships – like we have with Cyanogen – which not only helps build our brand here in North America, but also helps us challenge expectations when it comes to the devices we bring to market here.

Vikram Natarajan, Senior Vice President of Global Partnerships and Distribution for Cyanogen, said:

We’ve joined forces with ALCATEL ONETOUCH to push the limits of what a great user experience looks like, beginning with their latest phablet for North America – HERO 2+. Our partnership is reflective of our deep commitment to driving innovation and meaningful differentiation for users; with enhanced privacy and security features.

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ specifications

  • 6-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS OGS edge-to-edge display, Dragontrail glass protection
  • 2GHz MediaTek MT6592 Octa-Core processor with Mali 450 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Cyanogen OS 11 on Android 4.4.4 (Kitkat)
  • 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, OIS, 1080p Full HD video recording
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Dimensions – 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9mm; Weight: 175g
  • 4G LTE Cat.4 / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi direct Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • 3100mAh battery

The Alcatel One Touch Hero 2+ comes is priced at $299 (Rs. 18,500 approx.) and will first launch in North America in Q2 2015. Alcatel OneTouch will introduced more devices with Cyanogen OS in 2015 and beyond.

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