+ Monday October 21st, 2019

Alcatel OneTouch is in the middle of a resurgence in the Australian market after relaunching their brand last year, and delivering a very well put together smartphone in the Idol 3. It looks like Alcatel One Touch are set to continue the Idol series with not one, but two models leaking on Alcatel’s own website.

Named the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 and Idol 4S, the phones are rumoured to be set for a launch at Mobile World Congress later this month. The specs have been updated since the previous model, with the Idol 4S specs a little more high end than the standard Idol 4.

Both phones look pretty decent in the header images that were captured while the phones were showing on the Alcatel website, looking very much iterative in design from the Idol 3.

The Specs for the phones include:

Alcatel Idol 4Alactel Idol 4S
5.2″ FHD (1920×1080) resolution IPS LTPS display5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) resolution AMOLED display
with 180° viewing angles
Qualcomm Snadpragon 615 SoC – Octa-core 1.7GHz + 1.2GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC – Octa-core 1.8GHz + 1.4GHz
2GB (6055Y/6055K)or 3GB RAM (6055B/6055H/6055I)3GB RAM
16GB onboard storage with microSD card slot32GB onboard storage with microSD card slot
13MP Rear Camera with dual-tone flash
and 8MP Front-facing camera
16MP Rear camera with dual-tone flash
and 8MP Front-facing camera
Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, GPS/A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0 with OTG
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

There’s support for a wide-range of LTE bands, depending on the model destined for Australia. Alcatel has again included double tap to wake/turn off in the Idol 4/4S as well. If you want to check out the full spec list for each model from screenshots captured of the Alcatel OneTouch site:

Alcatel OneTouch were quite aggressive with the pricing on the Idol 3, and apart from bringing the phone to market here quite late was quite popular all round. If Alcatel launch these new Idol phones at MWC and then follow up with a fast turn-around to market, Alcatel could be on a real winner in 2016.

Via: Android Police.

Daniel Tyson  


Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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Depending when these are released, will they get an update to Android N? Or will they be stuck on Marshmallow?

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