IFA 2017: Alcatel Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7, A7 XL Smartphones Launched

At IFA 2017 in Berlin, Alcatel has added four more smartphones to its portfolio. The additions to the company’s ‘Idol’ and ‘A’ series include Alcatel Idol 5S, Alcatel Idol 5, Alcatel A7 XL, and Alcatel A7. The new handsets sport full-HD displays and run Android Nougat operating system. Other features include a full metal design and a fingerprint scanner. Read more to find about Alcatel Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7, A7 XL Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Alcatel Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7, A7 XL

Price and Availability

Alcatel Idol 5S EUR 399.99 (approx Rs 30,500)
Alcatel Idol 5 EUR 239.99 (approx. Rs 18,200)
Alcatel A7 EUR 229.99 (approx Rs 17,500)
Alcatel A7 XL EUR 279.99 (approx Rs 21,300)

The new Alcatel smartphones will come at a starting price of EUR 230 (approx. Rs 17,500). While the Alcatel Idol 5S is priced at EUR 399.99 (approx Rs 30,500), the Alcatel Idol 5 comes at EUR 239.99 (approx. Rs 18,200). The Alcatel A7 and the Alcatel A7 XL are priced at EUR 229.99 (approx Rs 17,500) and EUR 279.99 (approx Rs 21,300), respectively.

While the Alcatel Idol 5S and Idol 5 will be available this month in Europe, the Alcatel A7 and A7 XL will come in November. As of now, there is no information about Indian launch and price of the new devices.

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Specifications and Features

Alcatel Idol 5S

Processor Helio P20 octa-core processor, ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 256GB)
Display 5.2-inch, full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels), 2.5D glass protection
OS Android Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 12MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP with flash
Battery 2850mAh with fast charging
Dual SIM (Hybrid) No

The Idol 5S sports a 5.2-inch display with full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution and 2.5D glass protection. It is powered by an Helio P20 octa-core processor along with ARM Mali-T880 MP2 GPU and 3GB RAM. The 32GB internal storage can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). It is backed by a 2850mAh battery with fast charging support that offers up to 18 hours of talk time and 504 hours of standby time.

On the camera front, the Alcatel Idol 5S sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus system (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, and a dual-tone LED flash. Camera features include EIS, slow motion video, night mode, real-time photo and video filters. The handset also features an 8-megapixel front camera with fixed focus, f/2.0 aperture, high CRI flash support, and features like face beauty and selfie panorama.

Alcatel Idol 5S

The Alcatel Idol 5S measure 148 x 72 x 7.5mm, and weighs 147 grams. Connectivity options include USB Type-C, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG support, A-GPS, and FM Radio. The single-SIM smartphone comes in Metal Grey color option only. Additional features include two front speakers, a dedicated ‘Now key’, customised command shortcuts, and bundled JBL earphones.

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Alcatel Idol 5

Processor 1.8GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.2-inch, full-HD, 423ppi pixel density, 2.5D Dragontrail glass protection
OS Android Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 13MP with flash
Front Camera 5MP with flash
Battery 2800mAh
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The Idol 5 sports a 5.2-inch full-HD display with 423ppi pixel density and 2.5D Dragontrail glass protection. It is powered by a 1.8GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor along with 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB). It is backed by a 2800mAh battery that can be completely charged in 3 hours 30 minutes.

On the camera front, the Alcatel Idol 5 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, and dual-tone LED flash. The 5-megapixel front camera comes with fixed focus, f/2.4 aperture, and flash support.

Alcatel Idol 5

The Alcatel Idol 5 measures 148 x 73 x 7.5mm and weighs 155 grams. It comes in Silver, Gold and Black color options (depending on region). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, USB OTG, and Micro USB. The dual-SIM smartphone also comes with an App Cloner function which allows you to use two separate social/messaging accounts (WhatsApp, Facebook, etc.) at the same time.

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Alcatel A7

Processor 1.5GHz octa-core
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 128GB)
Display 5.5-inch, full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
OS Android Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 16MP with flash
Front Camera 8MP with flash
Battery 4000mAh with fast charging
Dual SIM (Hybrid) No

The single-SIM handset sports a 5.5-inch full-HD display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core CPU along with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128GB).

The Alcatel A7 sports a 16-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, and an 8-megapixel fixed focus front camera with flash. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery with fast charging that offers 22 hours of talk time.

Alcatel A7

The Alcatel A7 measure 152.7 x 76.5 x 8.95mm. Two front speakers are placed on the top and bottom edges. A fingerprint scanner can be spotted on the back panel underneath the camera sensor. It comes in Black color option only. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi Direct, ), and NFC support.

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Alcatel A7 XL

Processor MediaTek MT6750S octa-core processor (4 x 1.5GHz cores + 4 x 1GHz cores)
RAM 3GB
Internal Storage 32GB (expandable up to 32GB).
Display 6-inch, full-HD (1080×1920 pixels), Dragontrail glass protection
OS Android Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera Dual Cameras (12MP + 2MP) with flash
Front Camera 5MP with flash
Battery 4000mAh
Dual SIM (Hybrid) Yes

The Alcatel A7 XL features a 6-inch full-HD display with Dragontrail glass protection. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6750S octa-core processor (4 x 1.5GHz cores + 4 x 1GHz cores) along with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB).

The Alcatel A7 XL sports a dual camera setup (12-megapixel + 2-megapixel) with PDAF, HDR, and dual-tone LED flash. Camera features include real-time bokeh effect, refocus, and background substitution. , and more. At the front, there is a 5-megapixel sensor with LED flash and features like face beauty.

Alcatel A7 XL

The Alcatel A7 XL measures 159.6 x 81.5 x 8.65mm and weighs 175 grams. It comes in Metal Black, Metal Blue, Metal Gold, and Rose Gold color options. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, and GPRS. The handset also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the back. It is backed by a 4000mAh battery that offers 18 hours of talk time and 800 hours of standby time. The fast charging support allows you to charge the handset up to 50 percent of battery in just 40 minutes.

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