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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and One Touch Idol Android smartphones launched in India

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TCL Communications, the company that makes and markets Alcatel One Touch mobiles in India, has launched Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra and Alcatel OneTouch Idol smartphones.

Measuring 6.45 mm thick, Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is being touted as "the slimmest smartphone in its category". Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra sports a 4.7-inch 720x1280 pixels AMOLED screen with 16 million colours. The screen also has Oleophobic Coating, which according to the company makes the screen fingerprint resistant.

One Touch Idol Ultra is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core processor along with 1GB of RAM. The smartphones comes with 16GB of internal storage, which cannot be expanded any further. Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra packs in 1,800mAh battery.

For camera there is an 8-megapixel rear shooter that is capable of recording videos up to 1080p. The smartphone also has a 1.3-megapixel camera at the front. The smartphone runs on Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). It is available in Black and Red colour options for Rs. 21,000.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol on the other hand is being touted as "the lightest handset in the category" and weighs 110 grams. Measuring 7.9mm thick, Alcatel OneTouch Idol comes with 1GHz dual-core processor along with 512MB of RAM. It comes with 4GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by up to 32GB.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol has a 4.7-inch screen with Oleophobic coating. This smartphone comes with 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front camera. It also runs on Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). Priced at Rs. 15,800, Alcatel One Touch Idol is available in Silver, Slate, Cranberry Pink and Red colour options.

The company is also planning to soon launch a dual-SIM version of Alcatel OneTouch Idol.The price of this version has not been announced so far.

Commenting on the launch, Albert Wong, Head - APAC, Alcatel One Touch said, "India is a key strategic market for Alcatel One Touch, poised towards high growth trajectory. In line with Alcatel philosophy of enhancing the mobile entertainment experience and offering pioneering technology firsts to the consumer, today we are launching the slimmest and lightest smartphones in India.".

The company has also tied up with telecom operator Idea and is offering 1GB of 3G data and 3 months of Idea TV subscription to the pre-paid customers through a recharge of Rs. 261 on prepaid. The post-paid subscribers will have to shell out Rs. 259 for the same offer.



Mobiles launched in April 2013


Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra key specifications

  • 4.7-inch display with 720x1280pixel resolutions
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM16 GB internal storage, cannot be expanded further
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • 1800mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Alcatel OneTouch Idol key specifications

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage for Single SIM version, 13.3GB for dual-SIM version; can be expanded by up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel camera
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 1800mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

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