Alcatel today announced two new “flagship” smartphones at the Mobile World Congress. Dubbed the IDOL 4 and IDOL 4S, the two models are successors to the IDOL 3 series of smartphones that debuted last year.
The IDOL 4 comes with a 5.2” 1080 x 1920 resolution IPS LTPS display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 chipset, paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone includes 16GB of onboard memory, which can be further expanded in future thanks to a microSD card slot. At the back, the IDOL 4 features a 13MP primary snapper with auto HDR and claimed focus speeds between 0.1 and 0.3 seconds. For selfies fanatics, the smartphone offers n 8MP unit on the front, complete with a dedicated flash of its own. The handset also includes dual 3.6W speakers and a dual-mic noise-cancelling arrangement. Other key highlights include a 2610mAh capacity battery and LTE Cat.6 support.
The IDOL 4S is the more premium of the two handsets and is more impressive than the IDOL 4 in most areas. It comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 Quad HD AMOLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core SoC. In terms of memory, it offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in expandable storage. It is also more impressive in the battery life department, with its larger 3000mAh capacity battery. Both smartphones run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
One major highlight of the IDOL 4 duo is that their retail box can be turned into a Google Cardboard-like headset for experience Virtual Reality.