Alcatel OneTouch is introducing a new line of Android devices powered by Qualcomm’s first 64-bit processor. The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 2 smartphones and the Pop 8S tablet are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 processor.
While that’s a 64-bit chip based on ARMv8 architecture, don’t expect bleeding edge performance: Qualcomm is positioning it as a processor for mid-range devices. We’ll have to wait until 2015 to see the company’s high performance ARMv8 processors.
The Alcatel OneTouch Pop 2 phones support 4G LTE and will be available in a range of colors and sizes including models with 4, 4.5, 5, and 5.5 inch screens and white, purple, green, red, yellow, and blue cases.
The Pop 8S tablet is an entry-level tablet that measures 0.31 inches thick, features an 8 inch display, and supports 4G LTE networks. It has a 5MP rear camera and 3MP front-facing camera.