Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha and mini announced
New smartphones from Alcatel keep coming, after Alcatel One Touch Idol S, The company has also introduced two new smartphone, named Alcatel One Touch Alpha and Idol mini. The Alcatel Idol Alpha is a shiny high-end Android device while the Idol mini as the name suggests an entry-level device with pretty neat specs under the hood to get your things done.
Specs-wise, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha can be an alternative to many high-end devices out there. The device has a shiny translucent edges and curvy back and neat form factor. There is a capacitive button on the front which is called “Black crystal touch panel”. The translucent edges will illuminate in various mode such a charging, video and notifications. The device is also fully laminated, giving the device a shiny look all sides.
The One Touch Alpha is powered by an quad-core 1.2GHz processor and sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1 GB of RAM, 13 MP camera on the back, 1.3 MP front-facing camera and 16 GB of internal storage, not sure that the device has microSD card slot.
The Camera on the back is capable of shooting videos at 1080 pixels while the front-facing camera shoots at 720p.
The device packs a 2000 mAh battery that below current standards for a device with a huge screen, but promised to last 10 hours of talk time in 3G mode.
For connectivity, the device supports 4G and features other usual connectivity things like WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
On the other hand, Alcatel One Touch Idol mini packs a 4.3″ handset with 480×854 pixels of resolution. The device is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. On the back sits a 5MP camera, capable of shooting HD videos and has a 4GB inbuilt memory with microSD card support.
The device ha usual connectivity features such as HSPA+, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 . The device is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The One Touch Idol mini will also be available in Dual-SIM mode, the difference is that the dual-SIM Idol Mini has 8 GB of internal storage while lacks a microSD card slot.
Alcatel One Touch Idol mini will be available in different colors including Cranberry Pink, Silver and Slate.
Unfortunately, price and release date for both Idol Alpha and Idol mini are yet to be revealed, but we will keep you posted.