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BARCELONA -- Here at MWC Alcatel took the wraps off this 6-inch phablet, the Hero 2+, which is coming to the US and Canada. It was unveiled alongside the the reversible OneTouch Idol 3.

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The Hero 2+ packs a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot.  The 6-inch display sports a full-HD (1,920x1,080-pixel) resolution and the phone runs Cyanogen OS.

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It'll cost $299 (which converts to around £195, AU$380) when it goes on sale sometime in April or May.

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Interesting -- like the Samsung Galaxy Note range of phablets, the Hero 2+ comes with a built-in stylus.

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The phone's pretty thin, at 7.9mm.

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On the rear you'll find a 13-megapixel rear camera, and it has a 5-megapixel shooter in front.

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Here's another look at the 13-megapixel camera. Alcatel has employed a matte plastic rear -- always better than glossy in my view.

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The Hero 2+ sports a metallic band, which gives it a premium look.

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At the bottom you'll find machined speaker grills.

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Here's another look at the stylus emerging from its dock.

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There's a 16-pin dock for covers.

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The plastic rear doesn't look too bad, no?

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CNET's Lynn La tries out the 6-inch phone, which appears to be bigger than her face.

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