MWC 2015: Cyanogen OS will power upcoming Alcatel Hero 2+

Cyanogen will soon be expanding its presence on Android handsets with new Alcatel hardware. The specs look pretty compelling, especially at just $299 with no contract or subsidy.

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Readers of this blog likely have figured out how to purchase a Cyanogen OS-powered OnePlus One, but the masses may still be confused by the limited sale dates and invite-only availability.

With the upcoming Alcatel Hero 2+, consumers will be able to purchase a Cyanogen OS-powered device in North America without having to play games with the hardware manufacturer.

The upcoming Alcatel Hero 2+ has a scheduled launch date of Q2 in North America on the Alcatel One Touch Store powered by Amazon. The MSRP will be just $299 and the device will have the following specifications:

  • 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
  • Operating System: Cyanogen OS 11 on Android KitKat 4.4.4
  • Camera: 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera
  • Video Capture: Full HD 1080p 30 frame per second video capture
  • Memory/Storage: 2GB RAM / 16GB of storage (Expandable to 32GB via MicroSD)
  • Dimensions: 160.5mm x 81.6mm x 7.9mm

Alcatel sells a wide range of hardware and this upcoming Hero 2+ looks good on paper. Given Alcatel's strong presence in the mobile market, this partnership may be just what Cyanogen needs to get into more hands.