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Alcatel IDOL 4 and 4S now official




We’re now kicking off our MWC coverage with an official announcement from alcatel regarding the much-speculated arrival of its new flagship devices named the IDOL 4 and 4S.

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With its new rebranding and a subsequent drop of the ONETOUCH moniker on all its new devices, the glass and metal-clad IDOL 4 and 4S is poised to give Idol 3 users an upgrade with a lot of new features to toy with such as its new Boom Key physical button that gives specific functions an ‘augmented experience’ on some of the apps they’re using. For an instance, Pressing the Boomkey while playing Asphalt will boost your car with Nitro via ‘Boom my game’, while ‘Boom my Camera’ Instantly takes photos on standby mode, with further pressing and holding puts the camera into burst mode to take photos in quick succession.

Both devices are powered by octa-core Snapdragon cores, sport different screen sizes, 3.6-watt stereo speakers, and bundled JBL headphones.

The IDOL 4 will be available in five different RAM/ROM configuration variants with Gold, Dark Gray, Rose Gold, Metal Silver colors in tow.

alcatel IDOL 4 specs:
5.2-inch Full HD LTPS IPS display @ 1080 x 1920, 424ppi
1.7GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm MSM8952 Snapdragon 617
Adreno 407
2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (6055Y, 6055K)
3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage (6055B, 6055H, 6055I)
expandable up to 200GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
13 MP f/2.0 rear PDAF camera with dual-tone LED flash
8MP front camera with LED Flash
Dual nano-SIM, Dual Standby (SIM 2 is hybrid, 6055K, 6055I)
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth 4.2LE
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Non-removable 2610mAh Li-Ion battery
147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm, 145g

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The 4S, on the other hand, presents itself with a 5.5-inch 2K AMOLED screen with a more recent Snapdragon chip built in. It also features a bigger rear camera resolution which can record 2K videos.

alcatel IDOL 4S specs:
5.5-inch AMOLED display @ 1440 x 2560, 534ppi
1.8GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652
Adreno 510
3GB RAM
32GB internal storage
expandable up to 200GB via microSD
16MP f/2.0 rear PDAF camera with dual-tone LED flash
8MP front camera with LED Flash
4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band)
Bluetooth 4.2LE
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Non-removable 3000 mAh Li-Ion battery
153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm, 130g

The alcatel IDOL 4 and 4S are expected to hit US shelves with $250 (Php12,000*) and $400 (Php19,100*), respectively. An additional $150 (Php7,155*) will bump you up to a special edition, where the hard plastic case can double as a Google Cardboard VR headset.

Sources | Alcatel: 1, 2, 3VentureBeat

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9 Responses

  1. Mark Caballo says:

    I think you got the processors of both the phones mixed up…

  2. Android says:

    alcatel IDOL 4 has a 5.2-inch screen with dimensions of 153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm, while alcatel IDOL 4S specs has a
    5.5-inch screen with dimensions of 147 x 72.5 x 7.1 mm? Are you sure yugatech?

  3. Eric says:

    any news for a philippines release?

  4. Cedie Garcia says:

    Any updates for availability in PH?

  5. Imdead says:

    Any updates about release? Almost time of the year prices drop

  6. Jenggolbels says:

    Hello, it’s 2017. Any update on its Ph release?

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