Alcatel has been in the electronic business for a long time now and this year they revealed some pretty decent devices in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 held in Barcelona. One of the most eye catching device introduced by Alcatel was a 4G enabled 2-in-1 personal computer, which was also referred to as a laplet at the MWC. The laptop-cum-tablet, dubbed as a ‘laplet’ is launched to attract business or power users, the device comes pre-installed with a huge number of productivity oriented apps and related services. Using the laplet one would be able to have a complete mobile office experience, and one would also be able to create a Wifi hotspot for as many as fifteen other devices. So, let’s see what more we know about this device.
The laplet has a pretty decent overall look. The metal front casting boasts a premium brush effect finish that looks rather appealing. The volume rocker, fingerprint scanner and HDMI ports are provided on the right edge of the device, while the device can be attached to a smart keyboard that comes along with the laplet. It appears that the loudspeaker has been placed on the top edge of the laplet. The external dimensions of the tablet are 284 x 175 x 7.9mm and it weighs around 596 grams, while the external dimensions of the keyboard are 287.5 x 186 x 2.8 mm and it weighs around 365 grams. The device will be available in two color variants i.e. Silver and Sideral Gray. A 11.6-inches FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen has been provided in the tablet that provides a screen resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The display is fully laminated and supports 10 points multi-touch. Overall, the display is bound to look impressive as the FHD screen would make sure that the screen gets bright and lively.
The device comes with a 1.1GHz, up to 2.4/2.3 GHz, dual core processor that is backed by a Intel Celeron N3350 chipset. The tablet runs on Windows 10 Home RS2. The LTE keyboard provided on the other end comes with a Cortex A7 1.2GHz processor that is backed by a Qualcomm MDM9207 chipset. The Intel processor provided in the tablet will ensure that it will provide a seamless experience. For power users, the Windows OS would make sure to provide the right tools to them. The keyboard comes with a touchpad and a power, cellular LED indicator. The internal storage provided in the tablet is 64G(32GB eMMC+32GB microSD embedded), while the memory can be expanded up to128GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. A 4GB LPDDR3 RAM has also been provided in that tablet, which seems enough for all the power needs of the laplet. The LTE keyboard has a 256MB NAND flash + 128MB LPDDR2 RAM.
The laplet features a 5MP Front facing camera. The main purpose for the camera is not selfies but video communication. The front camera serves a decent medium. One may be able to collaborate with other users using the camera. The reason rear camera is not provided in the phone is that it won’t serve much purpose; the Plus 12 is made as business device only. The loudspeaker provided in the phone will turns out to be impressive, as it gets loud enough. A 3.5 mm audio jack is also provided in the tablet.
A Tablet features a 6900mAh (26.8Wh) battery and the keyboard features 2580 mAh battery. The tablet can easily work for a day with moderate to heavy usage. The battery doesn’t supports wireless charging. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/nac, 2.4GHz+5GHz
Bluetooth 4.2, Accelerometer, Hall sensor. The LTE Keyboard supports download up to 150Mbps and upload up to 50 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz, connection up to 15 user's. The sensors included in the the tablets are accelerometer, hall and compass.