ALCATEL One Touch, today launched a series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range price segments. Read on to find out the specifications, pricing and availability details.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “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. We want our products to be one of the prime enablers to the life that our consumer aspire for and we are confident that with our quality and expertise we will deliver the best to our customers and establish ourselves as a leading player.“
Alcatel One Touch Hero
Alcatel One Touch Hero is the high end offering from the company and comes with a 6″ full-HD OGS display, capacitive stylus, 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 13MP primary camera, 2GB of RAM, 8/16GB of internal storage with microSD card support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. Both single/dual-SIM versions will be available.
Software features related to stylus come loaded like handwriting recognition and annotation.
Alcatel also announced various accessories which include a magnetic flip cover with an e-Ink display, a dock, and a Bluetooth headset the size and shape of a basic feature phone with its own numeric keypad.
Idol series from Alcatel consists of Idol Mini, Idol X, Idol 2 and Idol 2 Mini. These offerings come with both single and dual SIM variants and have displays ranging from 4.3 to 5 inch with narrow bezels offering a compact form factor.
Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Idol X sports a 5″ 1080p Display, 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 13-megapixel primary camera, 2 GB of RAM, 8/16 GB on-board storage and Android 4.2 (KitKat upgradable)
Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini
The Idol Mini has a 4.3″ display with 480×854 resolution, 1.3 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 5 MP primary camera, 8 GB on-board memory and Android 4.2 (KitKat upgradable)
Alcatel One Touch Idol 2
The Idol 2 comes with a 5″ display with 540×960 resolution, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 8 MP primary camera, 1 GB RAM, 8/16 GB onboard memory and Android 4.2 (KitKat upgradable)
Alcatel One Touch Idol 2 Mini
The Idol 2 Mini has a 4.5″ display with 540×960 resolution, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB onboard memory, 8MP primary camera and Android 4.2 (KitKat upgradable)
Pricing and Availability
Alcatel One Touch has not released specific price information but states that the price range would be Rs.10,000 to Rs. 30,000. Alcatel will focus on top ten cities like Bangalore, Mysore, Hugli, Hyderabad, Vijaywada, Vizag, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin in South and West India regions. Apart from retail advertising, effort would be to have extensive retail programs.