Meet the Idol Ultra from Alcatel One Touch. Yes, them. Each year we see a stack of handsets from Alcatel but rarely see the handsets on the European market. If we do, they’re usually rebranded, like the Vodafone Smart II. This, the Pop Idol.. sorry, Idol Ulta is the worlds thinnest smartphone at 6.45mm. It packs a 4.7″ HD AMOLED screen, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 8 megapixel and runs Android Jelly Bean.
There’s another version too, which is simply called the “Idol” and has similar specs and is “the lightest smartphone in its category”. We’re assuming that this is a little thicker.
Alcatel One Touch have also shown off the Scribe HD, which supports 4G and has an 8 megapixel camera and a quad-core CPU. Not only that, but there’s a Scribe X handset kicking around with a 12 megapixel camera and a full 1080p HD display (1920×1080) – that’s the same as the Huawei Ascend D2 we saw earlier this week.
Nicolas Zibell , President, Americas & Pacific for Alcatel One Touch stated..
The ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand has grown exponentially since entering the U.S. market eight years ago. And with the launch of our new smartphone collection we plan to take things to the next level.
Expect to see these handsets arriving in 2013.
Link – Press Release
LAS VEGAS, Nev., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — (Consumer Electronic Show) – TCL Communication, the leading global designer and manufacturer of ALCATEL ONE TOUCH branded mobile devices, today announced the brands 2013 smartphone lineup, including the world’s slimmest smartphone, the ONE TOUCH Idol Ultra and the first phone to feature the new MediaTek MT6589 quad-core chipset, the Scribe HD.
“The ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand has grown exponentially since entering the U.S. market eight years ago,” said Nicolas Zibell , President, Americas & Pacific for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. “And with the launch of our new smartphone collection we plan to take things to the next level.”
ONE TOUCH Idol Ultra
The ONE TOUCH Idol Ultra smartphone is the thinnest smartphone yet. The device breaks current market records at 6.45mm thin. Performance is not compromised in this design with features such as a stunning 4.7” HD AMOLED display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera that captures 1080p video, and running on Android Jelly Bean.
ONE TOUCH Idol
In the same product line, the ONE TOUCH Idol also breaks current records, weighing in at 110 grams (3.88 oz) making it the lightest smartphone in its category. The device’s dual-core processor and Android platform provides a feature-rich experience and supports a large, bright 4.7″ IPS display, 8MP camera and 2MP front camera, running on Android Jelly Bean and offered in premium brushed metallic finishes.
“The ONE TOUCH Idol device series represents a breakthrough in technology,” said Alain Lejeune , Head of Research and Development for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH. “We’ve pushed the barriers on design, resulting in devices that offer the perfect balance between ultra-slim form factor, large display, outstanding performance, and rich user experience, while keeping the devices affordably priced to consumers.”
ONE TOUCH Scribe HD
The ONE TOUCH SCRIBE HD introduces new creative tools for personal expression and productivity. The 5″ HD smartphone is first to debut the new MediaTek MT6589 quad-core chipset, providing faster Internet performance, smoother user-experience to simultaneously run power-hungry apps & games, along with premium multimedia & graphics capabilities. Beyond running a quad-core CPU, the ONE TOUCH Scribe HD also supports 4G speeds, 8MP camera plus 720p HD front camera, and operates on Android Jelly Bean.
A perfect blend of technology and design, these phones offer both form and function and are available in a wide collection of fresh and trendy colors. Additionally the company will be showcasing the exciting and colorful ONE TOUCH POP series of smartphones that redefine simplicity, as well as a series of thinner, sharper and faster tablets and new innovative connectivity devices.
For 20 years now, the ALCATEL brand has brought consistent innovation to consumers and quality in mobile phone technology to the widest audience. The ONE TOUCH smartphone product line is leveraging on that expertise bringing unique products, priced to be accessible to all.
“These mobile devices represent a small portion of the Android smartphones that the company will bring to market globally in 2013, and that will be brought to the public eye for the very first time at CES,” said Nicolas Zibell .
About ALCATEL ONE TOUCH
The ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand is owned by TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. One of the fastest growing of the world’s top ten mobile phone manufacturers, TCL Communication makes access to mobile technology simple, designing their products around individual’s lifestyles, enabling the end users to do more. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world. For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com.