Alcatel today launched its popular Idol 4 smartphone in India. The handset was earlier launched at MWC this year and will be available in Gold, Metal Silver and Dark Grey color options. Idol 4 will be exclusively available on ecommerse portal Flipkart with a price tag of 16,999 INR.
Idol 4 includes a 5.2 inch full HD IPS LTPS display and is equipped with Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC where four cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and another four cores clocked at 1.2 GHz. It has a 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt memory that can be further expanded by up to 512GB with the help of microSD card slot.
Idol 4 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and is backed by 2610mAh battery. Idol 4 sports a 13 MP rear shooter with dual tone LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and PDAF. It also has an 8 MP front facing shooter with LED flash and 84 degree wide angle lens.
It supports hybrid dual SIM that allows you to use second SIM slot as a microSD card slot. The stereo speakers on the phone support MaxxAudio technology. Other connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS with A-GPS, NFC, USB OTG, micro USB port and 3.5mm audio jack.
The box of Alcatel Idol 4 also doubles as a VR headset. The company is also bundling JBL headphones with the smartphone. The boom key on the side of the phone is a multipurpose button that can be used to trigger several actions in multiple apps.
Commenting on the launch, Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India said, “We are excited to launch our flagship device, IDOL 4 in the Indian market which marks another milestone for us. We are proud to be the pioneers in democratizing technology by bringing the benefits of VR to consumers across economic spectrum at disruptive price-points. Another innovative feature – the Boom Key boom-ifies everything, from the sound to photos to gaming. We are optimistic that the consumers will love this product.”
Key Specifications of Alcatel Idol 4:
|Model||Alcatel Idol 4|
|Display||5.2 inch full HD IPS LTPS display|
|Processor||Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 CPU|
|Camera||13 MP rear and 8 MP front camera|
|Dimensions and Weight||147×72.5×7.1mm and 135 grams|
|Software||Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS|
|Dual SIM||Yes (hybrid dual SIM)|