Alcatel has launched its Idol 4 smartphone in India. Priced at Rs 16,999, the smartphone will be available via Flipkart from 2:00PM today. The smartphone is available in Dark Grey, Metal Silver, and Gold color options. The Alcatel Idol 4 is bundled with a VR headset and JBL earphones. Aimed at multimedia enthusiasts, the Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a dedicated button on the right side that gives shortcut to apps like camera, photos and videos among others. Also Read - Alcatel Idol 5S live photo spotted online ahead of launchAlso Read - Alcatel Idol 5 modular smartphone to reportedly launch at MWC 2017
The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with dual stereo speakers (2 x 3.6W) powered by Waves technology along with Smart PA for amplifying audio. The Alcatel Idol 4 was launched at the MWC this year along with the Idol 4S. The Alcatel Idol 4S comes with similar specifications as of the Idol 4S except for a larger 5.5-inch display with higher 2K resolution. Also Read - Alcatel plans to increase offline presence to 5,000 stores by March 2017
It is worth pointing out that BlackBerry s latest DTEK50 is a rebranded version of the Idol 4 smartphone. The BlackBerry smartphone, which features a slew of BlackBerry s security features, is available in market for Rs 22,000 approximately whereas the Idol 4 is going on sale for Rs 5,000 less.
Alcatel Idol 4 specifications
The smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with 2D glass on top. It runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and is powered Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB onboard storage, and supports expandable storage up to 512GB via microSD.
For photography, the Alcatel Idol 4 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS and dual-LED flash. Up front is an 8-megapixel camera with flash and preloaded beautification mode. Connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It is powered by a 2,610mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 support.
At this price point that the Alcatel Idol 4 will take on the likes of Lenovo Z2 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Max and Moto G4 Plus, some of the popular under Rs 20,000 smartphones. Available online for Rs 19,999, the Lenovo Z2 Plus comes with a 5-inch full HD display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor along with 4GB of RAM. It comes with 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone is powered by a 3,500mAh battery.
Available for Rs 15,000, the Xiaomi Mi Max has a relatively larger 6.44-inch full HD display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 along with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage. The smartphone is powered by a large 4,850mAh battery.
The Moto G4 Plus, priced at Rs 14,000 approximately, has a 5.5-inch full HD display. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of built-in storage, and is fuelled by 3,000mAh battery.