Alcatel presents their Idol X+, a 5-inch, octa-core flagship

January 6, 2014
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Alcatel continues their product rollout today with the Idol X+, their flagship handheld. The device is a bit different from what we’ve seen recently, keeping a sleek look and mature styling. Though the Idol X+ doesn’t have the playful colors of the POP series, it does make up for it under the hood.

Alcatel is quick to note the thin bezels on the Idol X+, going so far as to call them “0” bezels. They’re a very slim 2.4mm, so the claim isn’t too far off. Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer for Alcatel OneTouch says “The IDOL range has gained a reputation for offering the best balance of features, performance and design. The IDOL X+ continues this tradition and is set to surprise and delight with its image capture and display credentials.”

In regard to specs, the Idol X+ is a strong offering from Alcatel:

  • 5-inch IPS display, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • 2 GHz octa-core processor
  • 13.1 MP full HD rear camera
  • 2 MP 1080p front camera
  • Android 4.2
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Memory (32GB optional)
  • 7.9mm thin
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2500mAh battery

Alcatel is one of the first to bring octa-core performance to a handset. Though they aren’t saying which manufacturer makes the processor, MediaTekis the only one with an octa-core ready for shipment, so we’ll say it’s theirs. If it were Qualcomm, we’d think there would be more fanfare involved.

IDOL X+ Color Range

The device works on all the normal cellular bands, and we’ll be looking for it on T-Mobile or AT&T. Alcatel hasn’t yet made clear the availability or pricing, so we hope to hear more about that soon. If you need a sharp device that looks the part, the Idol X+ is one to check out.


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