Alcatel Idol X+: 5 Inch FHD Smartphone With Octa-Core Processor Goes Official in China

By Anuj

Chinese major TCL, who sells devices under Alcatel brand name outside its native country, today announced a new flagship handset. The Idol X+, as the name suggests, is an enhanced version of Idol X. TCL says that the Idol X + will hit Chinese market starting second week of January at a price point of $330 ( Rs.20,489)

The Idol X+ features MediaTek's MT6592 Octa-Core chipset for true performance. Alongside the phone, TCL also introduces a connected accessory dubbed BOOMBand. The companion accessory is not exactly a smartwatch of any kind, but rather uses Bluetooth connection that will act as a safety meter for your precious phone.


Talking more about the Idol X+, the phone features a 5-inch Full HD display having a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Under the hood, there's a 2-GHz Octa-Core processor powered by MediaTek MT6592 Octa-Core chipset, backed by 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box.

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Alcatel Idol X+ Goes Official in China

We're not surprised to see a 13-megapixel f/2.0 rear-facing camera. The makers have added a 2,500mAh battery fitted inside. Since the internal chipset supports 4G LTE connectivity, the Idol X+ could be an ideal choice for those looking for a high-end phone at budget. The device measures 7.9mm in terms of thickness, while exact weight is unknown.

The package also includes a wearable Bluetooth accessory that isn't a smart watch. The BoomBand will be made in multiple colors and uses a Bluetooth connection to get synced with the Idol X+. Basically, users can use the BOOMBand as a fitness tracker. Also, use it as a proximity alarm when the device gets separated from the band.

Again, the Idol X+ is not a breathtaking handset. The biggest attraction to get Idol X+ is the retail price. There's no update as when Alcatel brings the device into India. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!


Source - Engadget

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