At the Mobile World Congress, Alcatel One Touch showed off some pretty good stuff. They exhibited their brand new 6-inch device called the Hero 2+ which is an improved version of the original Hero 2. Well, the fact that makes this device stand out is that, this time, it won’t be running Alcatel’s own custom version of Android, but instead will come with Cyanogen OS 11 out of the box as part of the company’s partnership with Cyanogen Inc.
Cyanogen OS has been rapidly establishing itself over the past year as a pretty good choice for an out-of-the box OS for manufacturers and customers all over the world. It is already available on a few smartphones including the Oppo N1 and OnePlus One. Also, the OS entered the Indian market last year when it came pre-installed on the Yureka smartphone by Yu. Cyanogen OS 11 is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.
The Hero 2+ features Cyanogen OS with improved customization, security and photo and video capture features. In terms of the specifications of the device, the HERO 2+ features a 6 inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. It packs 2GB of RAM, has 16GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot up to 32GB). The phablet is powered by a MediaTek (MT 6592) octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor and has a 5MP shooter at the front while a 13MP camera is decked at the back.
Being the first phablet with an octa-core processor and Cyanogen OS, the Hero 2+ will be available in the market in the second quarter of the year for $299.