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Alcatel’s Idol 3 is a flagship Android smartphone for $200

by Jacob Kleinman | March 2, 2015March 2, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

Alcatel One Touch just announced a new smartphone, or, to be specific, the company’s announced two new handsets under the same Idol 3 name. The new device offers mid-range specs and the latest version of Android in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models.

For phablet fans, the company is offering the Idol 3 with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core processor, a 2910mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 16/32GB of storage with microSD support, and 2GB of RAM. Meanwhile, the 4.7-inch variant packs a 720p display, a quad-core chip, a 2000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter, 16GB of storage with microSD support and 1GB of RAM.

Alcatel’s also packed in JBL audio technology with a pair of front-facing speakers, along with a special¬†ONETOUCH MIX app for mixing your own tracks on the go. As an extra bonus for music fans, the phone comes with Rdio and Deezer apps pre-installed.¬†The company has also tweaked Android so the screen quickly rotates, even flipping to the correct orientation when you hold it upside down.

The Idol 3 will arrive in the U.S. by June, and the company plans to sell it online unlocked with support for AT&T and T-Mobile SIMs. As for the price, Alcatel’s new flagship starts at just $200 for the 4.7-inch version or $250 for the bigger phablet.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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