Alcatel Onetouch has been working to become more than a purveyor of mega-cheap devices that lurk in the back of carrier shops. The Idol 3 was a step in the right direction, and now there are two new devices in Alcatel's portfolio, the GO PLAY and GO WATCH. One is a phone and the other is a watch. Can you guess which is which?
Both these devices are designed with durability in mind. The GO PLAY is IP67 rated and comes in 8 colors. It's also shock-proof, so it can handle the occasional drop. The water-resistant design also allows the phone's 8MP camera to work underwater. It has a 5-inch 720p display and inside you'll find a Snapdragon 410, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It's clearly meant to be an entry-level device. The non-removable 2500mAh battery allegedly offers up to 500 hours of standby time.
The GO WATCH is also IP67 and shock-proof. It looks... interesting. That's a very generous term. Many would call it ugly, but I'm trying to look on the bright side. It has a Cortex-M4 SoC and a 225mAh battery that's good for 2-5 days of use when paired with an Android or iOS device. It's not Android Wear, though. It's running the same OS as the previous Alcatel watch. Pricing and availability weren't announced for either device.