Alcatel has announced three new smartphones, including the new Idol 5S, packed with a Snapdragon chip, 3GB of RAM, and Android Nougat right out of the box.
This new Idol smartphone also touts a slim design, better multimedia with dual 3.6-watt front-facing speakers, and support for VR via its dedicated VR headset which is sold separately.
Alcatel Idol 5S specs:
5.2-inch Full HD TFT IPS display
2.5D curved glass with Oleophobic coating
2.0GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 625
Adreno 506 GPU
32GB internal storage
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
12MP f/2.0 1.25um OmniVision OV12870 rear camera with Dual Tone LED Flash, EIS
8MP OmniVision OV8865 f/2.0 front camera
4G LTE with VoLTE support
Dual-band WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Dual 3.6-watt front-facing speakers
Android 7.1 Nougat
147.3 x 71.12 x 7.6 mm
The Alcatel Idol 5S is available only in a Crystal Black color variant, and is now on sale in the US for USD279 or roughly Php14,200 before taxes and other fees. Amazon, on the other hand, will offer the device as part of its Prime program for only USD199 (roughly Php10,699) but with the biggest trade-off: a device loaded with a lot of adware content from the e-commerce giant.