Alcatel has extended its collection of smartphones with the introduction of One Touch Idol S and One Touch Idol Mini. Both the devices come with a compact design along with a slim profile. The Idol S is the slimmer of the two with its profile measuring just 7.4mm, while the Idol Mini is also very slender at 7.9mm.
The highlights of the Alcatel Idol S include a 4.7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The device is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz along with 1 GB of RAM and features an 8 megapixel rear camera that is capable of recording 1080p videos at 30fps.
Th Alcatel One Touch Idol S comes with a 1.3 megapixel front camera and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device has 4 GB of internal memory and there is a microSD card slot for further expansion. Alcatel's latest mid-range addition has a wide range of connectivity option and the smartphone will be available in Slate, Fresh Rose and Cherry Red color options.
On the other hand, the Idol Mini is an entry level smartphone, sporting a relatively small 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. The smartphone also features a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, 5 megapixel rear camera and 4GB inbuilt memory with microSD card support.
The Idol Mini runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and comes with HSPA+, Wi-Fi, A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 radios.
The Alcatel Idol Mini will also be available in a dual-SIM variant with its hardware specifications remaining mostly unchanged. The only difference is the dual-SIM Idol Mini does not come with a microSD card slot and has 8 GB of internal storage.
Alcatel Idol Mini will also be up for grabs in three different color options - Cranberry Pink, Silver and Slate. There are no details on the pricing and the availability of either new smartphone at the moment.
Alcatel is now and has been a Chinese company for a while now after it was taken over by TCL, makers of LCDs TVs.
Alcatel - Lucent ia a french american corporation. It has sales of 15b. Main focus is telecommunication equipment.
Is Alcatel really a French company? Some cites its origin goes way back to CHINA and some TCL sh*t