Four months after it was announced at CES in Las Vegas, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is now available for purchase. However, you can buy the handset only in “select markets” in Asia. The phone is priced at SR 1,299, which would be about $349 or €265. Of course, that amount of money will get you a SIM-free device. For the time being, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra holds the title of world’s slimmest smartphone, but given other manufacturers’ ambitions in this respect, it may change very soon.
Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra – Overview
The smartphone’s 6.5-mm thick frame houses quite decent hardware, but it is not exactly a flagship device. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra sports a 4.65-inch AMOLED display with 720p HD resolution at 316 ppi. The screen is actually one of the phone’s strongest points offering satisfying contrast and depth of blacks. It also performs well in sunlight. The One Touch Idol Ultra is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor with PowerVR SXG531T GPU.
The Idol Ultra packs an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture. The front-facing unit snaps at 1.3 megapixels. The phone offers 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. Unfortunately, there is no slot for storage expansion so you will have to make wise use of the available space. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot functionality, A-GPS navigation support, stereo FM radio with RDS, and a 1,800 mAh battery good for up to 7 hours talk time and up to 400 hours standby time. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and will be available in black, red, yellow, green and turquoise color options.
source: GSM Arena