Alcatel Onetouch Idol 4 looks like it will run one of the newly-renamed Snapdragon chips

Alcatel Onetouch may not be on your short list of manufacturers you turn to when looking for your next smartphone, but this year we found ourselves surprisingly taken with the great value offered by the company’s Idol 3. While next year will presumably bring us a new generation of the Idol, so far we’ve been in the dark as to what to expect from the handset; will it hit all the same right notes? Today we get an early look at what Alcatel Onetouch might be cooking up, and it appears that the Idol 4 could feature some quality silicon under the hood.

Just last week Qualcomm made an unusual move as it renamed two of its already-announced SoCs, re-dubbing the Snapdragon 618 and 620 as the 650 and 652 – an effort to help highlight the significant performance gains these upper-mid-range SoCs promised to offer the devices using them, as compared to chips like the 617.

In a newly published benchmark, the TCL (AOT’s parent company) 6070 reveals it’s running Cortex A72 cores (as part of an octa-core arrangement) and an Adreno 510 SoC – definitive evidence for the presence of the now-Snapdragon 652.

Other specs include 3GB of RAM, what appears to be 16GB storage, a 16MP/8MP camera pair, and a 5.5-inch 1080p display – though if the Idol 4 is anything like the Idol 3, expect a lot of variance as multiple models emerge under the same Idol 4 name.

Source: GFXBench
Via: phoneArena

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