Last year, the world was treated to an interesting device, the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3. It was a 5.5 inch, 1080p device that turned some heads with its unique, symmetrical design. Alcatel’s been pretty quiet since then in terms of headline making devices – well at least until now. Thanks so some recent leaks, we now know that the next iterations to the Idol line are in the works. To be launched by the Chinese OEM are two phones under the name One Touch Idol 4. There will be the Idol 4 and the Idol 4S, a more premium offering.
Based on rumors and leaks, there will be a 5.2 inch device (the One Touch Idol 4) and a 5.5 inch device (One Touch Idol 4S). The former is shaping up to be similar to the Idol 3. It’ll come with a 5.2 inch, full HD (1920 x 1080) LTPS display. Running it will be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 SoC with 2/3 gigabytes of RAM and an expandable 16 gigabytes of on board storage. It’ll have a decently sized 2610 mAh battery. The camera package will consist of a 13 megapixel shooter for the rear and an 8 megapixel selfie camera. Overall some really nice specs.
The more premium One Touch Idol 4S will be rocking a 5.5 inch QHD (2560 x 1440) AMOLED display. It’ll be running a more powerful Snapdragon 652 SoC with 3 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of expandable on board storage. It’ll have a bigger battery at 3000 mAhs. The camera package is an upgrade from the Idol 4’s with a 16 megapixel rear shooter, with the same 8 megapixel selfie camera.
Similarities between both are that fact that they both have memory expandable up to 512 gigabytes, their cameras do not have OIS, and both will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow already installed.
Both handsets are definitely shaping up to be remarkable, with the S variant offering slight, yet note worthy upgrades. Last year’s Idol 3 delivered some great performance in a very attractive and affordable package, and the next generation already seems to be filling out those shoe. These are, in any case, rumors and leaks, so it’s safe to takes these specs with a grain of salt. Don’t despair though, these phones are soon to come, so stay tuned for your shot at picking one up.