Remember when the original OnePlus was set to offer a swappable denim back cover? Well that never happened, and for all its popularity, the OnePlus left us without a truly perfect match for blue jeans and denim jackets. But with its new Pop Star smartphone, Alcatel is answering the call to make your phone feel more like your pants. The 5-inch Android Lollipop handset isn't exactly a flagship, planting its flag instead in deep customization options.
You can choose from a wide array of designs from more traditional plastic backs to leather and the aforementioned denim. Aside from its looks, the Pop Star features a 720p display, quad-core processor, and 8-megapixel camera. Again, this isn't a top-end Android phone by any definition; it's only got 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage (5 gigs of which are available to users).
Another new phone Alcatel is announcing today, the Pop Up, fares a bit better in terms of specs. It's powered by an octa-core chipset, ups the RAM to 2GB, and includes a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture. The screen's still stuck at 720p though, and both phones contain a 2,000mAh battery. The Pop Up is a bit less daring with its personalization options, but you still get to choose from a variety of colors. Both of Alcatel's new handsets support microSD cards up to 32GB in size. Pricing and availability details haven't yet been finalized.