Saturday, August 31, 2013

Alcatel quietly announces the LTE-touting One Touch Idol S

Alcatel One Touch Idol S Philippines

Alcatel has quietly unveiled a mid-range smartphone on their website, the One Touch Idol S which packs some serious hardware. As with most of the smartphones in their lineup, the One Touch Idol S sports a slim 7.4mm thin body, a full millimeter thicker than the Idol Ultra.

The main features of the Alcatel One Touch Idol S include the 4.7-inch HD IPS Dragontail Glass display with oleophobic coating for a fingerprint-free screen, Philippines-friendly 4G LTE support as well as DC-HSPA, an 8 megapixel camera with LED flash along with a 1.3 megapixel front-facing, and an updated One Touch UI on top of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

Powering One Touch Idol S is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor of unknown chip yet and 1GB of RAM. The internal memory, however, is measly at just 4GB, although they are providing a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB should the need arise. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with dual-band support, wireless display thru Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

Alcatel One Touch Idol S Specifications and Features
4.7-inch IPS HD (1280x720) display
Dragontail glass with oleophobic coating
1.2GHz dual-core processor
4GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
8 megapixel camera with LED flash
1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
1080p 30fps video recording
GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G/DC-HSPA 850/900/2100MHz
4G LTE 800/900/1800/2100/2600MHz (bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Wireless display
DLNA 2.0
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS with A-GPS
Micro USB 2.0
Micro SIM
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS

Little else is known about the One Touch Idol S, such as the battery capacity. No pricing and release date has been announced too, although we’re expecting it to be available across Europe and South America. It will come in Slate, Fresh Rose, and Cherry Red colors.

Source: Alcatel

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