Joining the dual-SIM, dual-core game is Alcatel and their One Touch 997D Explore, a 4.3-inch Android phone with a liquid repellant coat.
The Alcatel OT-997D is designed with a P2i liquid repellant coat which is similar to the liquid repellant nano-coating used in current Motorola Droids. What this simply does is make the phone splash resistant allowing liquid to just bead off the surface.
This phone uses a 4.3-inch WVGA display and is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor with a 1GB RAM running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It also has a 4GB storage and supports microSD for additional space.
Rear camera is at 8-megapixel with autofocus and comes with a flash while the front camera tops at VGA quality. The OT-997D comes with a 1800mAh battery although the company claims that it has an optimized software with a built-in battery saving app to give you more juice out of a single charge.
The Alcatel One Touch 997D Explore is already available at all Alcatel kiosks and selected dealers nationwide for Php11,990.
|Alcatel OT-997D Specs:|
|4.3-inch WVGA display (800 x 480)|
|Mediatek MTK 6577 dual-core 1GHz processor|
|4 GB internal storage, 1 GB RAM, up to 32GB microSD|
|P2i liquid repellant coating|
|HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps|
|8-megapixel autofocus camera w/ LED flash|
|VGA front camera|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP|
|Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery|
|129.8 x 68 x 11 mm|