Alcatel Goes 1080p With One Touch Idol X

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Following up a surprisingly decent showing at the CES, Alcatel is back with new devices to share at the Mobile World Congress, bringing us models like the Firefox-OS-running One Touch Fire we just learned about. While that one was seriously low-end, Alcatel’s smartphone lineup is anything but one-note, and models like that are balanced out by phones like the 1080p Android the company just revealed, its One Touch Idol X.

The One Touch Idol X is powered by a quad-core 1.2GHz SoC, comes with 16GB of internal storage, and has a five-inch full HD display. The processor may be slightly below what we’re seeing from other companies with their own 1080p offerings, but not by much. The handset also sports up to a 13-megapixel main camera, at least according to the official docs, but the 8-megapixel labeling in its official photos makes it clear that the precise camera used will vary by region.

Alcatel likes slim phones, and this puppy is no exception, measuring-in at just over seven millimeters thick. It still manages to pack-in a 2000mAh battery, and will arrive running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The phone should first go up for sale in July, but lacking LTE, a US release may not be in the cards.

Source: The Verge

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