Alcatel has launched the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+, the first octa-core smartphone destined for European markets.
Although Alcatel may not be the biggest name in the UK smartphone market, the specs sheet of the OneTouch Idol X+ may make you look twice at the French telecommunications company.
“The Idol range has gained a reputation for offering the best balance of features, performance and design. The Idol X+ continues this tradition and is set to surprise and delight with its image capture and display credentials”, said Dan Dery, CMO for Alcatel OneTouch.
There’s 16GB of internal storage, but unfortunately the Idol X+ lacks a microSD card slot for expandability options.
In the rear is a 13-megapixel camera, with a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper capable of 1080p Full HD video recording.
Powered by a 2500mAh battery, the OneTouch Idol X+ runs the rather outdated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and lacks 4G LTE compatibility. There’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity though.
All this is contained in a body just 7.9mm thick. To put this into perspective, that’s thinner than the HTC One and the same thickness as the Galaxy S4.
Hopefully the Idol X+ isn’t hampered by the rather sluggish navigation of the Alcatel UI or the cartoonish icons that could detract from the phone’s overall powerful specs.
there’s no word on a price or release date for the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ yet, but we’ll keep you posted.
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