The affordable Pop C9 phablet is not the only device that Alcatel announced today at CES. The second phone, OneTouch Idol X+, is aimed at more demanding group of users and brings to the table specs that could successfully compete with other top offerings. The company did not reveal exact pricing, only promised that the phone will come in under the $350 mark unsubsidized. The Idol X+ will go on sale in China on January 15th. European customers will have to wait until February. At the moment there is no word on US availability.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ Smartphone
The OneTouch Idol X+ shares some of its features with the original Idol, for example the 5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution and a pixel density of 441 ppi. Just like its predecessor, the Idol X+ is slim measuring just 0.31-inch (7.9 mm) in thickness and packs the same 13.1-megapixel F/2.0 rear camera. Another feature that remained unchanged is RAM, still offering 2 GB. The “+” in the name stands for something, though, clearly suggesting improvements.
The highlight of the Idol X+ undoubtedly is its processor. The MediaTek MT6592 chip is clocked at 2 GHz and works with eight cores. Taking care of graphic is a quad-core 700 MHz ARM Mali450 GPU. Connectivity features include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-band Wi-Fi, and HSPA+. The phone is equipped with a 2500 mAh cell, 16 GB of internal memory expandable up to 32 GB via microSD slot and Hi-Fi speakers. The OS of choice is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.