Alcatel adds Blaze 985N to dual-SIM Android lineup

Trying to cement itself in the affordable, dual-SIM, Android handset niche, Alcatel adds another Blaze phone, the 985N, which is a slight upgrade from their dual-SIM Glory X 918N released late last month.

It seems that there’s really a market for dual-SIM Android smartphones in the sub-P10,000 region and Alcatel plans to capitalize that by adding the Blaze 985N. It looks like the Glory X 918N but this one has a slim metallic strip surrounding the sides, a chrome Home button and that rubbery back panel for a better grip.

As for specs, the 985N now has a 3.5-inch screen but the same 320×480 HVGA resolution. You will now also get a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing one if video chatting is your thing. What hasn’t changed is the processor. You would still get the 650MHz processor, MTK 6573 chipset as the Glory X 918N and Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is not bad for a phone in its class.

If you fancy a bigger screen and a front-facing camera on your dual-SIM Android, give the Alcatel Blaze 985N a look. It retails for Php7,999 and is available in black and white colors.

Alcatel OT-985N Blaze Specs:

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 650 MHz Media Tek MT6573 processor
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM (150MB accessible memory)
  • 3.5” 320×480 capacitive touch screen
  • Dual-SIM, Dual-standby
  • 5MP rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 3G+HSDPA
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Bluetooth 3.0, A2DP
  • Micro SD card slot (up to 32GB)
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • A-GPS, G-Sensor
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • 61.84 x 116 x 12.15 mm
  • 136 grams
  • SRP: Php7,999
You may also want to read up on our review of Alcatel’s first dual-SIM Android phone, the Blaze 918N.

8 Comments

  1. Griswold /

    meh! wala masyadong pinagbago. i wonder when they will out a high-end or high-specced dual-sim phone. parang wala pang ganun sa market eh.

    • Jason /

      Don’t Worry…soon to release na yata ang new units nila na OT991 and OT993 nila 4″ Display dual sim higher processor and batt than OT985 … sana marelease na d@ pinas soon…

  2. Alexus /

    Gusto ko nito..kaso sana naimprove man lang ung processor tska internal memory..but anyways ok na siguro to..:-) sana mareview niyo po ito pinoytechblog

  3. Sleet /

    Sana parang Alcatel Sapphire din noh dual sim nga lang hehe un talaga bibilhin ko un

  4. Gigoy /

    Pwede ba sa 985n ang Skype video call? 3G video call?

  5. MANG LITZ /

    UNG GINAMITNILANG CHIPSET DAT SPELLS THE DIFFFRENCE KAYA MEDYO SMOOTH AND MABILIS ANG TAKBO MASKE MALIIT ANG MEMORY -MTK 6573. BAKA UNG LILALABAS NILANG MEDYO HIGH END NA DUAL SIM UNG MTK 6575 ANG GAGAMITING CHIPSET MAS MABILIS TO!

    • Totem /

      Yup.. Sana MTK6575 gamitin nila para mas mura..

      Kailan kaya gagawa ng ganitong phone ang mga manufacturers?
      4.0″ capacitive screen, 800×480 screen resolution
      1.0 GHz processor
      Dual-sim functionality
      5MP camera with LED flash, front-facing camera
      512MB RAM
      Wi-fi b/g/n
      USB 2.0
      Bluetooth 3.0
      Android 4.0

      Tapos i-price nila below 10k!!
      Eto yung tipong bang for the buck..

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