Alcatel Onetouch is not a huge brand in North America, but it's about to get a boost. The company's HERO 2+ smartphone is the next device to be graced with Cyanogen OS, and it's coming to the US and Canada for $299 unlocked with LTE. If you want a phablet, but don't want to pay phablet prices, this might be for you.

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Here are the specs for Alcatel's HERO 2+.


Display 6-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) TFT 16M color display + built in stylus
Processor MT6592 2.0 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor
Camera 13MP main camera + 5MP front camera for the perfect selfie
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frame per second video capture so you never miss any of life’s moments
Memory/Storage 2GB RAM / 16GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
Operating System Cyanogen OS 11 on Android KitKat 4.4.4
Dimensions 160.5mm x 81.6mm x 7.9mm

So you can see from the specs this is not a flagship-class device. It's running a MediaTek octa-core processor and will launch with Cyanogen OS 11 (KitKat). Still, it's a 6-inch 1080p phone with a built-in stylus. If it's anything like the standard HERO 2, the HERO 2+ will have a 3100mAh battery. That should keep it chugging for quite some time.


The image directly above is the regular HERO 2. The official images of the 2+ only show the front of the device, but presumably it will be the same exterior as the non-Cyanogen HERO 2. The Alcatel Onetouch HERO 2+ will be available in Q2 of this year through the Alcatel store.