French telecom company, Alcatel announced a new entry-level smartphone for the U.S. market, called the Alcatel FIERCE 4. The Fierce 4 is a 5.5-inch offering that actually has HD screen resolution and a display that’s probably substantially more vibrant than what you’d be expecting for the price point.
The device is targeted mainly at the pre-paid market and it’s already available for MetroPCS customers across the country. It costs $129 plus taxes, but MetroPCS is currently offering a $10 discount on FIERCE 4. Some customers may also get it for as low as $69 ‘with eligible phone activation or upgrade’. The FIERCE 4, of course, isn’t the only Alcatel device available on MetroPCS. Earlier this month, the Chinese-owned vendor had introduced the Alcatel TRU, which also happens to be a fairly affordable device that is available as an option for MetroPCS subscribers.
Starting on the outside, the Fierce 4 features a 5.5-inch, 1,280-by-720 resolution display under a sheet of the Dragontrail glass, an uncommon material given how Gorilla Glass is the industry standard. Above that display sits a 5-megapixel camera along with an 84-degree wide-angle lens for group selfies, while an 8-megapixel sensor can be found around back.
Under the hood, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 (MSM8909) SoC. It also comes with 2 gigabyte of RAM and 16 gigabyte of storage and can officially support a 128 gigabytes microSD card for capacity expansion. This phone carries a 2,500mAh battery, supports 4G LTE on bands 2, 4, and 12 and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.