A full aluminium body, curved glass and it’s 7.5mm thick. Not bad so far and, with a 5.2″ FHD 1920 x 1080 pixels screen at 423 PPI it’s going to be pretty decent to use. Specs on this one include 16GB of internal memory (plus a microSD slot, which you will probably need as there only appears to be around 8GB remaining out of the box) and 3GB of RAM.
It has a 2800mAh battery and does 4G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, Voice over WiFi, Voice over 4G LTE, GPS and has a 13 megapixel rear camera (f/2.0 interpolated to 16 megapixel), plus a 5 megapixel f/2.4 front camera which is interpolated to 8 megapixels.
This is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core 1.3GHz CPU and runs Android Nougat. The measurements are 148 x 73 x 7.5 mm and you’ll be able to buy it in “Metal Black and Metal Silver” for €239.99 Euros, however they’ve just dropped the pre-sale price on Amazon here in the UK. Head to the IDOL 5 product page and get it for £189.99!
Learn more about it via this YouTube video…
Eric Vallet, General Manager of Alcatel in Europe, tells us…
Our customers live in the now, so we made it our mission to create a flagship device that enables to get the most out of each and every moment. With IDOL 5, Alcatel is delivering exciting new immersive multimedia experiences and addresses the recurring painpoint of having to log in and out continusouly when holding two Social Media accounts. Sharing should be as easy as breathing.
That new social media system is called “App Cloner”, and means that you can stay logged into multiple accounts on one social app. There’s a single or dual SIM version and it’s available now. See more on the Alcatel website.
Get more details below..
Metal Meets Glass With The Stunning New IDOL 5
Be amazed.now with the Multimedia Experience and Dual Social Accounts
Berlin, Sept. 1st 2017 – IDOL 5, the new family member of the iconic Alcatel IDOL Series, is designed for the ‘Now Generation’ who loves shortcuts, requires fast & reactive content, and fresh, relevant experiences. It aims to offer the perfect package for those who fall for striking style and want a phone that allows them to do amazing things and capture amazing moments. IDOL 5 features an incredible camera and boosts the possibilities to share these moments instanteously thanks to the innovative Dual Social Accounts. Be amazed.now!
“Our customers live in the now, so we made it our mission to create a flagship device that enables to get the most out of each and every moment. With IDOL 5, Alcatel is delivering exciting new immersive multimedia experiences and addresses the recurring painpoint of having to log in and out continusouly when holding two Social Media accounts. Sharing should be as easy as breathing”, said Eric Vallet, General Manager Europe.
Striking design language
IDOL 5 is the proof that the latest technology and the latest design match perfectly together. It has a stunning and slim 7.5mm build, hosting a solid metal body and a super bright 5.2-inch 423ppi display, all wrapped in 2.5D curved glass for silky smooth edges. Its seamless aluminium design is fused with stylishly slim curved glass, and showcases the Best of Alcatel. A truly iconic conception that will get friends talking and sharing.
Exciting multimedia experiences for every user
Today, we have not eaten if we have not Instagrammed our food, and to capture every single moment in life is important. That’s why the IDOL 5 features an 13MP rear camera, packed with f/2.0 aperture, a 1.12µm pixel size and an ultra-fast hybrid autofocus (PDAF+CAF) with dual-tone LED flash. As selfies are equally essential, IDOL 5 comes with a 5MP front camera with an astounding 84° wide angle lens and front facing flash. This will help to ensure that selfies and shots are sensational every single time.
Finally, as Social Media sharing is key, IDOL 5 offers fun and creative Video Story features which enables to pick and choose our favourite photos/videos and combine them into a short and shareable clip.
Dual Social Accounts
IDOL 5 is loaded with the new App Cloner function, allowing users to stay logged into multiple accounts on one social app. Different accounts can now be used on one single device to distinguish between personal and professional purposes, or personal and class conversations or groups, amongst other examples. We no longer need to carry two devices or sign in and out of WhatsApp and other social media accounts.