Alcatel Announces 5-inch One Touch Idol X Smartphone

Alcatel has announced a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display, the One Touch Idol X, at this year's MWC.

The device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. In addition to 16 GB of internal storage and a 2,000 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera is located on the phone's rear, joined by a front-facing 2.1-megapixel snapper.

As for connectivity, 3G has been incorporated into the One Touch Idol X as opposed to LTE. Internal storage space, meanwhile, is 16 GB, which can be expanded through microSD to 32 GB, accompanied by a 2,000 mAh battery.

The One Touch Idol X will launch in several colors, including orange, red, yellow and blue. Pricing and availability have not been revealed for the smartphone.

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  • CaedenV
    I really wonder how good this would be. My last phone that I used for ~7months was an Alcatel. As far as hardware went it was a perfectly usable phone... but it used some sort of blackberry knockoff software for the OS which made the whole thing entirely useless. Throwing Android on their hardware may actually make for a decent device.
  • Non-Euclidean
    I am wondering how long setup like this is going to start being above $300.00. You would figure with Chinese competition, the prices should start heading down. This is basically your generic Android phone now. Maybe a little above with the micro SD slot, but the ~5 inch screen appears to be the new standard.