Out of the many Android smartphones announced by Alcatel in the last five months, one is already available for purchase in the US. The Alcatel One Touch Idol is up for grabs for a wallet-friendly price of $299.99 off contract. The phone is unlocked, which means that will be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and GSM virtual network operators, such as Straight Talk or Simple Mobile. The handset can be pre-ordered directly from Alcatel’s online store and is expected to start shipping on June 15.
Ultra-Slim Alcatel One Touch Idol
The Alcatel One Touch Idol is not exactly a high-end phone, but gets a few extra points for being ultra-slim and “lightest smartphone in its category”. The device measures just 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs only 3.88 ounces.
The One Touch Idol features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels. For additional protection against scratches and fingerprints the screen was covered with a layer of Dragontail glass. The phone is also splach-proof and ships pre-loaded with anti-virus software.
The handset’s slim body houses a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. You would not be able to keep too much content in there, but luckily there is a microSD slot for up to 32 GB cards so the lack of storage should not be an issue.
The phone is also equipped with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel unit on the front. A fun fact – the Alcatel One Touch Idol appears in the new Iron Man 3 movie. To celebrate this, Alcatel bundles the phone with some Iron Man 3 gadgets.
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