Alcatel announces the Idol 4 series – Full Details & Hands On


Alcatel held a pretty cool press conference earlier. It launched 2 smartphones, the Idol 4 and Idol 4S. It is rebranded itself from Alcatel OneTouch to just Alcatel.

Alcatel Idol 4 Key Specs –

– 5.2 inch 1080p IPS screen
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor
– Cat 6 4G LTE
– 13mp rear camera – 6P lens with PDAF
– Dual Tone Camera Flash
– 8mp front camera with flash
– HiFi sound dual speakers up to 3.6W
– 16gb rom 2/3gb ram
– 2,610mAh battery
– Quick Charge 2
– Metal Frame, 6.9mm thick

Alcatel Idol 4S Key Specs over and above the standard Idol 4 –

– 5.5 inch QHD Amoled Screen
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 652, GPU Adreno 510
– 2.5D Glass Front and Back
– 16mp f/2.0 rear camera
– 1/2.8 sensor size
– 32 rom 3gb ram
– 3,000mAH battery
– 6.9mm thick

So the above is the key specs of the phone, but Alcatel have really looked closely at the overall experience. For a start, the packaging is a Cardboard VR. That’s brilliant. Next there is dual speakers on the front and back which alternate depending on how you’re holding the phone. And they go very loud. Brilliant again. Both phones come with Android 6.0.1. Both phones have a user programmable physical key, called Boom Key. The Boom key can launch the camera for example. The loudspeaker audio is tuned by Waves. The headphone audio is tuned by JBL. In addition both phones contain extra software to match the enhanced audio and multi media experience.

Pricing 279 to 479 Euros, on sale in April 2016.

Update -Android Authority has done a quick hands on video.

Source – Alcatel,, android authority


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