Alcatel Idol X+: Alleged Pictures of Octa-Core Smartphone Out in The Wild


China's TCL Corporation, known for selling smartphones under Alcatel brand name, may come up with a new flagship phone in the coming days. Earlier this year we saw the coming of Alcatel Idol X, and recently at the IFA Berlin tech show , the makers unveiled One Touch Hero.

Yes, TCL is expanding its portfolio to better complete with the likes of Samsung, Huawei and ZTE in its native market.


TCL desperately need a "Jesus phone "that would not only surpass TCL's own expectations, but at the same accepted as an alternative to the Galaxy S4.

Few days back, TCL announced that the company would unveil its new flagship phone dubbed Idol X +. Now the first alleged pictures of so-called "Idol X+" have surfaced on the web.

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Alleged Pictures of Alcatel Idol X+ Leaked Ahead of Launch

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The Alcatel Idol X+ will use MediaTek's true Octa-Core processor featuring MT6592 chipset. It's the same processor that will be used by home grown brand Intex for its newest flagship phone.

Alcatel hasn't disclosed the internal specifications of its upcoming flagship handset: the Idol X+, but it seems that nothing much will change except processor and may be battery. As per leaked reports, the phone will be stuffed with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD display; 2GB RAM and expected to have a 13MP camera shooter. Of course, the handset will run Android; although which version of remains to be seen.

The exact release date of TCL Idol X+ is unknown at the moment. Since the CES 2014 is nearby; expect the device to be launched in the coming days.

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More and more tech vendors are in support of MediaTek's eight core chipset. Not only TCL, but other big smartphone manufacturers like HTC, Micromax and Sony could announce their respective handset using the MediaTek MT6592 SoC early next year.

The MediaTek MT6592 chipset run all eight cores at the same time, whereas Samsung's Exynos 5 is based on big.LITTLE Octa-Core chipset. But in reality, ARM's Big.LITTLE processor aren't eight-core, the way MediaTek's true Octa-Core technology has shaped up. It should be noted that big.LITTLE processor have eight cores, but only four cores work at the same point of time.

Source: GSM Insider

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