Alcatel One Touch Hero and Idol series of Android smartphones launched in India starting Rs 10,000

By August 22nd, 2014 AT 2:53 AM

Alcatel is leaving no stone unturned in promoting its brand in India. First, it launched the One Touch Idol X+ exclusively with Flipkart with an amazing pricing of Rs 16,999 and now, it has launched a series of low to high-end Android smartphones in India. Today, the Chinese smartphone maker has unveiled three new smartphones under its Idol range; Idol X, Idol S and Idol Mini along with a Galaxy Note-like phablet, One Touch Hero.

The Idol Mini is an entry-level Android smartphone with a smaller display and low-powered processor. It comes with features such as ‘pic to the left’, that allows users to swipe and flip through the photo gallery to share it with friends instantly. The Idol S comes with 4G connectivity, while the Idol X has a quad-core processor. These smartphones endorse screen sizes ranging from 4.3-inches to 5-inches at 2.4mm thickness. The Alcatel Idol range of smartphones will be available starting at Rs 10,000 and storage options ranging from 4GB/8GB/16GB.

The Alcatel One Touch Hero, which stands in comparison with Samsung Galaxy Note 3, is a high-end smartphone with 6-inch IPS LCD display and a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. Similar to Galaxy Note 3, the One Touch Hero comes with a stylus for taking notes and it features a dual-screen mode which facilitates users to work on two apps simultaneously. Priced at Rs 30,000, the Alcatel One Touch Hero is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 3400 mAh battery.

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini

  • 4.3-inch IPS LCD display, 854 x 480 pixels
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor, Mali-400 GPU, 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB (single-SIM variant)/8GB (dual-SIM variant) of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 5MP primary AF camera, LED flash, 720p video recording
  • VGA secondary camera, VGA video recording
  • dual-SIM card slots (GSM + GSM), 21Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0 port
  • 1700mAh battery
  • Price: Rs 10,000

Alcatel One Touch Idol S Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol S

  • 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, 1280 x 720 pixels, Oleophobic coating, DragonTrail Glass
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6577 processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 8MP primary AF camera, LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 1.3MP secondary camera, 720p video recording
  • dual-SIM card slots (GSM + GSM), 42Mbps HSDPA, 5.76Mbps HSUPA
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0 port
  • 2000mAh battery
  • Price: Not yet revealed

Alcatel One Touch Idol X Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Idol X

  • 5-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, scratch-resistant glass
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB (single-SIM variant)/16GB (dual-SIM variant) of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 13MP primary AF camera, LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 2.1MP secondary camera, 720p video recording
  • dual-SIM card slots (GSM + GSM), 42Mbps HSDPA, 11Mbps HSUPA
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0 port
  • 2000mAh battery
  • Price: Not yet revealed

Alcatel One Touch Hero Specifications

Alcatel One Touch Hero

  • 6-inch IPS LCD display, 1920 x 1080 pixels, OGS panel
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT659T processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB (single-SIM variant)/16GB (dual-SIM variant) of internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 13MP primary AF camera, LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 2MP secondary camera, 720p video recording
  • dual-SIM card slots (GSM + GSM), 42Mbps HSDPA, 11Mbps HSUPA
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, dual-band Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0 port
  • 3400mAh battery
  • Price: Rs 30,000

All these smartphones run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will available in four different colours across physical as well as online retail stores in India.

Computer science engineer turned technology blogger. Following consumer electronics industry closely from 2006, he can now predict pretty much where the market is heading. He has a dream to own Android, Windows Phone and iOS smartphones all at the same time.

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