Posted on March 20, 2017

Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL Communication, is introducing the option for smartphone users in Qatar to run separate WhatsApp accounts for each number on their dual-SIM Android phone. The new app cloning functionality, available on selected Alcatel dual-SIM smartphones running Android Marshmallow, means that users no longer need to carry two devices or sign in and out of accounts if they have two WhatsApp accounts for different numbers.

The app cloning functionality means that users can now easily run one WhatsApp account for their personal number and a separate account for their work number on a single dual-SIM phone from Alcatel. The feature is already active on the newly launched Alcatel POP 4 6” premium phablet, which boasts with a metal design, 6-inch IPS FHD display, and fingerprint recognition technology. App cloning will also be available in the new range of Alcatel smartphones set to launch this year. In addition to WhatsApp, the app cloning feature supports many of smartphone users’ favourite social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Twitter. It is especially useful for Qatar residents that need different accounts for professional and personal purposes, or for those who are running two businesses from one smartphone.

“The smartphone market in the GCC region is growing rapidly, and we are seeing a consistently increasing demand for dual-SIM smartphones that offer increased flexibility. With more and more of our customers’ communication moving to over-the-top services such as WhatsApp, we acknowledge that many of them now need to be able to run different messaging and social media accounts on dual-SIM card phones,” Ruediger Odenbach, Vice President at Alcatel Middle East & Africa. “With our new solution, you can access WhatsApp messages and calls from both SIMs on one phone without needing to sign out of one account to sign into the other. This feature falls in line with our commitment to offering customers the smoothest possible user experience and delivering innovations that simplify their lives.”

The Alcatel POP 4 6” premium phablet starts at QAR 699 and is available at Lulu Hypermarket, Carrefour and Safari stores. 

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