Alcatel Launches One Touch Hero and Idol Series Of Smartphones in India

By Vivek

    Alcatel, a joint venture between Alcatel-Lucent of France and TCL Communication of China, has officially launched an array of smartphones in India yesterday.

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    Alcatel Launches One Touch Hero, Idol Series Of Smartphones in India


    One of the most impressive device in the entire lot is definitely the One Touch Hero, which was unveiled at IFA 2013 tech show. Apart from that the company has also launched other devices in its popular One Touch Idol series.

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    The One Touch Hero packs a 6-inch 1080p display, powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589T processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 32GB and a 3400 mAh battery. It comes with a stylus, black crystal touch panel and brushed metallic finish. It will retail for Rs. 30,000 in the country.

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    The company did not share much information regarding the smartphone in the One Touch Idol series, but these devices comes with screen size between 4.3 inch to 5 inch display.

    However, three of the phones which fall in the lot that will release are One Touch Idol X, One Touch Idol S and One Touch Idol mini. These were all launched last year.

    In short, Idol X comes with a 5-inch 1080p full HD edge-to-edge display and it is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor. Other specs include: 13MP rear camera (8MP variant too), 2000 mAh battery and it is 7.1mm thin.

    On the other hand, the Idol S has a smaller display measuring 4.7-inch. It is a 720p HD display. The company has not shared any information about the processor. Anyways, other specs include: 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.


    Lastly, the Idol Mini could be the smallest in the lot with 4.3-inch FWVGA display. It houses a 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.

    "We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the demands of the Indian customers. ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brings a great value product by redefining user experience with its innovative design, display and technology," said Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC - India Business Unit.

    Also the company has not revealed the pricing of these devices, but you can expect the Idol-series to cost above Rs. 10,000.

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