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
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.
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
- 1GB RAM16 GB internal storage, cannot be expanded
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 1.3-megapixel front camera
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Alcatel OneTouch Idol key
- 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- 1GHz dual-core
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB of internal storage for Single SIM version,
13.3GB for dual-SIM version; can be expanded by up to 32GB
- 2-megapixel front camera
- 1800mAh battery
- Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)