Alcatel Pop 7 LTE launches at T-Mobile, runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch display

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Surprise! Alcatel today announced that it’s got a new Android tablet that’s now available from T-Mobile.

The Alcatel Pop 7 LTE runs Android 6.0 on a 7-inch 1024×600 display. It’s powered by a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and includes 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage — which you can supplement with up 32GB using a microSD card — 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras, and a 3240mAh battery. It’s also got support for LTE bands 2, 4, and 12.

As I mentioned before, you can grab the Alcatel Pop 7 LTE today from T-Mobile’s online shop or in stores. Pricing is set at $0 down and 24 monthly payments of $5.42 each, or $129.99 full retail. The Pop 7 LTE looks to be a replacement for the Alcatel OneTouch Pixi 7, arriving at T-Mobile as an option for folks that want an affordable device or a smaller tablet that’s a bit smaller and more portable than the 10-inch slates out there.

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  • Jose Lugo

    That bezel is soo sexy . . .

    This could work more as a tablet than a phone to be honest!

    • Dallas

      It is a Tablet

      • Jose Lugo

        Oh thank god, thought it was a phone for a sec! Thanks for the clarification.

    • Jay Holm

      Sexy? Really? Does that tablet have boobs, are you going to get in bed with it? It’s a piece of plastic, it isn’t “sexy”!!!

      • Jose

        It’s called sarcasm! Great comment by the way …

  • StevenM

    Android 6.0 with 1GB of RAM? Jeez…. Cheap pieces of junk like this are the reason why people buy Android devices, decide all Android devices are junk, then buy an Apple where they are satisfied with solely due to the difference in the specifications.

    • Tendoboy84

      You could say the same thing about low end Windows laptops, but I don’t see anyone switching to Macs.

      Most people who buy Android phones go for Samsung and LG, the high end devices. Moto G has been very successful, and my fiancé’s Moto G runs Marshmallow just fine.

    • Tendoboy84

      Do people switch to Macs because there are tons of low end Windows laptops? No.

      People usually know what they are buying. High end devices like LG and Samsung sell, but stff like Moto G isn’t bad either.

      • Stefan Naumowicz

        Disagree. I sell phones for a living and I can’t count the number of times I’ve heard someone say they hate Android and want an iPhone, when their Android was a big piece of crap

        • Tendoboy84

          My Windows laptop is a piece of crap. Should I switch to Mac?

        • Stefan Naumowicz

          You’re completely missing the point. The point is despite your beliefs, there are a considerable number of people out though who have a low opinion of Android because of their experiences with low end Android devices. I’m not advocating for any platform

        • Tendoboy84

          Android runs just fine on my Blu Life One X and my fiancé’s Moto G. If Android was really that bad it wouldn’t be the most popular mobile OS.

          The only reason those people had bad experiences is because they bought cheap garbage phones. For the people with Samsung and LG devices, they aren’t experiencing those problems.

        • John

          And that’s what Stefan said dude, go read his/her posts again and then apologize.

        • Tendoboy84

          But switching to iPhone just because you bought a crappy low end Android phone isn’t a good reason. There are plenty of high quality Android phones out there.

        • John

          Some people don’t know, they buy a cheap phone and they have problems, some may think it’s the phone, others may think it’s Android and others may say it’s T-Mobile. iPhone users don’t have that experience, for the obvious reasons, and that’s why many people say iPhones are good.

        • StevenM

          That is exactly my point. Very well articulated.

        • DStudio

          I think the problem is Samsung, not low end Android devices. Plus a little extra “help” from the early Verizon LTE Android phones, which had terrible battery life due to having 2 separate communications chips.

          I’ve had 3 different Samsung Android devices – about 4 Samsung Galaxy Cameras, a Tab 2, and a Tab 3. Samsung dropped any practical support for them all after only a year – no more Android updates after that! Since Samsung is the leader in the Android space, what they do becomes many people’s perception of Android in general.

          For this reason I won’t even consider a Samsung flagship device, for fear they’ll do the same thing to me.

        • Acdc1a

          iPhones in my experience do not perform well as phones. Since many people are moving away from that it’s less of a big deal.

          I use my phones to run my business so reception is hugely important to me.

        • I switched from Android to Windows phone when Alltel was bought out. Never looked back since

        • Jay Holm

          Precisely, consumers are stupid and don’t do research! The Motorola G is affordable, and is a fine smartphone.

        • Tendoboy84

          Furthermore, there are plenty of crappy laptops that run Windows, yet I don’t see people ditching them for the newest Mac.

        • JMccovery

          TBH, some of the high-end Android devices aren’t helping a lot either.

        • Yes. That’s what I am going to do!

        • Tendoboy84

          For people who buy unlocked (like me), no one wants to spend $500+ on a phone. It’s a liability because phones are so fragile, you’re just throwing money away. Apple should also make budget phones for people who don’t want to spend hundreds on a high end device.

          I’d rather buy a cheap $200-$300 phone so I won’t feel bad if I drop it on the ground.

        • Mike

          Why would iPhone make a $200- $300 phone when so many ppl buy their phones for $600+ making apple profit margin big. Apple isn’t concerned about your type the $300 and under phone buying club.

        • AS118

          Yeah there’s alot of uninformed people out there, I’m not shocked at all by what you say.

    • itskai

      No I refuse to buy Android simply because the OS stinks in comparison to others and I don’t have to worry about buying a ‘bad’ android device. Not all android devices are created equally (most are outdated and under specced) but going into Apple or WIndows at least negates the likelihood of buying a badly optimized phone.

  • John

    This is too much, how are people supposed to watch 480p videos in a 1024×600 screen.

    • DStudio

      Ha Ha, point well made!

  • JMccovery

    Granted this has a Snapdragon (exactly which one?) chip and LTE, versus some MediaTek/WiFi-only $79/$89 Walmart special, $130 for this is a bit tough to swallow.

    Wouldn’t be so bad if it was at least 720p or 800p, and had 2GB RAM.

    • AS118

      Don’t forget 16gb of flash storage. 8gb’s too small nowadays. The worst part is that better tablets aren’t that much more expensive.

  • Cris Abreu

    7 inch screen on windows 98 resolution. Psssh

    • Jay Holm

      Uhh….how exactly does a screen resolution have to do with an OS?

  • riverhorse

    I don’t understand how companies think sometimes…
    This would sell better IF:
    1. At these inferior specs, just added a dialer- thus making it a ☎. OR:
    2. Made a higher end version…if a tablet is to partially( at least) replace a laptop, users will want advanced transfer( so the latest usb), multiple users & beaucoup programs( ergo more storage n ram)…just like the cheap Windows books….Speaking off…AND/OR:
    3. Put Windows on it.

  • skywalkr2

    I clicked on this hoping it was a phone.