Alcatel has announced the launch of two new Android smartphones in its One Touch series in the Indian market today. Dubbed as One Touch Idol and One Touch Idol Ultra, the phones were
Talking about the smartphones, Alcatel One Touch Idol features a 4.7-inch qHD display. It is powered by 1GHz dual-core MediaTek processor. In addition, the phone comes with 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage and microSD card slot.
On the other hand, Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra packs a 4.7-inch 720p HD display. It is powered by 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor. The phone also comes with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. There is no microSD card slot.
Both OT Idol and OT Idol Ultra run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The smartphones also come with 8MP rear camera, front camera and 1800 mAh battery.
The launch of OT Idol and OT Idol Ultra takes the Alcatel’s portfolio of Android devices to 5 in the country. Other phones in company’s portfolio include OT 4005D, OT 5020E and OT 4010E.
Pricing and Availability:
Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra has been priced at INR 21,000, while One Touch Idol will be sold for INR 15,800. The company has not shared any specific availability dates, but we can expect to see these phones in the coming days.
Full press release:
The slimmest smartphone in its category – ALCATEL ONE TOUCH IDOL ULTRA debuts in India with Iron Man 3
Launches a series of 2 exciting smartphones – ONE TOUCH IDOL ULTRA, ONE TOUCH IDOL
New Delhi, April 15, 2013: Reinforcing its dominance in the Indian mobile handset market, TCL Communication, the leading global designer and manufacturer of ALCATEL ONE TOUCH branded mobile devices today launched the slimmest & lightest smartphones in their category, in India. Encased in a 6.45 mm soft touch frame makes the ONE TOUCH IDOL ULTRA, slimmest phone in its category. The ONE TOUCH IDOL, weighing in at 110 grams makes it the lightest smartphone in its category. The ONE TOUCH IDOL will also be featured in the latest upcoming movie Iron Man 3.
At this momentous occasion, Mr. Albert Wong, Head – APAC, ALCATEL ONE TOUCH said, “India is a key strategic market for ALCATEL ONE TOUCH, poised towards high growth trajectory. In line with ALCATEL philosophy of enhancing the mobile entertainment experience and offering pioneering technology firsts to the consumer, today we are launching the slimmest and lightest smartphones in India. Being the exclusive mobile phone partner for Marvel’s Iron Man 3 is a good example of the increased popularity of the brand’s premiere Android devices, including the ONE TOUCH Idol and Idol Ultra”.
On the occasion Mr. Praveen Valecha, Regional Director – APAC BU India said, “Our endeavor is to offer latest and stylish phones to Indian consumer at competitive prices. ONE TOUCH IDOL ULTRA is our testimony to pioneering technology with its slimmest design and latest features. ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand has quickly grown its presence in India through strategic partnerships with Indian network operators, distributors and retailers. In addition to the on-ground retail channel, our new range will also be available through select e-commerce websites”.
The smartphone price ranges from Rs. 4,500/- to Rs. 21,000/- and will be supported by cellular operator IDEA with an aggressive 3G pack offerings of 1GB 3G data and 3 months of Idea TV with recharge of Rs. 261 on prepaid, and Rs. 259 for the same offer on postpaid.
ONE TOUCH IDOL ULTRA
The slimmest phone in its category – ALCATEL ONE TOUCH IDOL ULTRA features a slender 6.45mm chassis. It features a 4.7-inch HD 720×1280 pixels screen with AMOLED 16M color and a Oleophobic Coating which keeps the screen fingerprint resistant. The 8MP camera can capture every minute detail & record users’ favorite moments. Powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor & a 1 GB RAM, the idol Ultra runs on the latest Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). It also embedded in a soft touch coating case with a trendy appearance and a comfortable feel with sensitive touch. Priced at Rs. 21,000/-, Idol ultra is available in vibrant color options of black and red, to choose from.
ONE TOUCH IDOL
Weighing in at only 110 grams, the dual sim Alcatel OneTouch Idol is the lightest Android smartphone in its category. Encased in an ultra-slim 7.9mm thin form factor, the large 4.7-inch has an oleophobic coating offering fingerprint resistance. The ONE TOUCH IDOL captures high-quality images & HD Video with its 8MP camera. Powered by a 1 GHz Dual-core processor, it offers exceptional performance running on Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean). ONE TOUCH IDOL is available in a variety of colors with brushed aluminum finish: Silver, Slate, Cranberry Pink and Red.
With the launch of the three new smartphones, the Company has strengthened its entire portfolio to 5 handsets, priced from Rs. 4500/- to Rs. 21000/-.