Alcatel announced 2 new phones today each with 2 versions so you have a 4G and a 3G option available of both the Idol 2 and Idol 2 Mini
First of all is the larger Idol 2 device which the 3G version includes a 5 inch qHD display, Quad-Core 1.3Ghz processor, HSPA+21 connectivity, an 8 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front, NFC and the option in certain markets for a dual-sim version and runs Android 4.2.2 with 4.4 coming shortly as an OTA update.
The Idol 2S is the same screen, slightly reduced 1.2Ghz Quad-Core processor but boosts connectivity with LTE Cat4 speed, the same cameras as the Idol 2 and comes in a single sim only version running Android 4.3, but again 4.4 will be available as an OTA update.
Then comes the Idol Mini 2 which has a 4,5 inch qHD display, 8 megapixel camera on the back with a 2 megapixel camera on the front, DC-HSPA for 42Mbps data speeds, a 1.2Ghz Quad-Core processor, an option of dual sim if your market supports it and is only 7.9mm thin.
The Idol 2 Mini S has the same screen, the same cameras, the same processor, upgrades data to LTE Cat 4, is 8.5mm thin and whilst it lacks the dual-sim option it does have NFC.
We will be visiting the Alcatel stand tomorrow to get hands on with these devices to check back for more updates if you are interested in the Alcatel range of phones.
A new design revolution for the mass market: ALCATEL ONETOUCH introduces IDOL 2 and IDOL 2 MINI
- · Following the success of the IDOL range in 2013, ALCATEL ONETOUCH takes the styling further with astonishing metallic design
- · Stunning display and refined design details, all packed in the ultra slim silhouette
- · Quality performance and latest features for a remarkable end user experience
- · Available in 4G LTE mobile broadband
Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 23 February 2014 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH today unveiled IDOL 2 and IDOL 2 MINI to bring premium design and sleek styling to the mass market at a smart price. 4G LTE versions are available through the IDOL 2 S and IDOL 2 MINIS.
TheIDOL 2 and IDOL 2 MINI are strikingly beautiful, slim smartphones built with performance and usability in mind. Brushed metallic finishing and diamond cut perfectly complement Quad Core processing power and sharp IPS displays to create smartphones perfect for style-conscious consumers. Both with 8 Mpxl rear camera for HD video capture and crisp photos with image stabilisation enhancements. IDOL 2 and IDOL 2 MINI are premium choices without the price tag.
Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer for ALCATEL ONETOUCH, said: “The IDOL range brings products that are truly ‘Made For You’. We combine innovation, ease of use and performance packaged in a stunning design, which matter most to consumers in a smartphone. With IDOL 2 and IDOL 2 MINI we are taking another step forward in performance and design to seduce even more consumers.”
IDOL 2 and IDOL 2S: premium design, performance and content sharing
The IDOL 2 offers a larger 5” IPS display in an ultra-slim smartphone that is just 7.3 mm thin. Despite features like black crystal glass, the IDOL 2 also brings bright and vivid images with wide viewing angles. Dual speakers on its bottom edge make for loud and super clear audio and its Miracast makes sharing content to TV simple by just using a TV Link.
This season’s must-have speed and colours
The IDOL 2 S offers 4G LTE version. In addition to stylish Slate and White, they also take cues from this season’s fashion collections and are available in a luxurious Chocolate. The IDOL 2 is also available with Hot Pink styling.
IDOL 2 MINI and IDOL 2 MINI S: sizable screen but still fits your palm
With the screen size of 4.5”, the IDOL 2 MINI achieves a feat of engineering by keeping the device compact so that it fits into your palm. Despite its size, the IDOL 2 MINI doesn’t compromise on the user experience. Innovative, user-focused features like One Finger Zoom ensure that it can genuinely be used with one finger.
Speed and colour
The IDOL 2 MINI S brings 4G LTE and a different colour palette. The IDOL 2 MINI comes in Full White, Hot Pink, Cloudy or Slate, while the IDOL 2 MINI S is available in Full White, Slate, Cloudy and Chocolate shades.
Handy accessories for every need and taste
Both IDOL 2 and IDOL 2 MINI offer a complete ecosystem of accessories that offer a burst of colour and handy features. The Boom Band keeps notifications just a tap away. The translucent Gel Skin and Sight FlipCase accessories offer protection while ensuring that notifications remain visible. The AeroFlip Case offers a transparent window to allow the user to view alerts and control key functions like music playback.
Key features include:
|IDOL 2 S|
|IDOL 2 MINI|
| IDOL 2 MINI S|