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Alcatel to hold 'Light Up' event at MWC 2017 on February 27, rumored to launch Idol 5

Alcatel is expected to launch as many as five smartphones at the MWC 2017; one of the new smartphones might be the Idol 5, the successor to Idol 4, which had launched last year.

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Alcatel has already confirmed that it will be showcasing its new products at the upcoming MWC in Barcelona. Now, the company has revealed the exact date for its event. The company has sent out media invites for a ‘Light Up’ event, scheduled to take place on February 27. According to rumors, Alcatel will be launching at least five new smartphones at the event. Also Read - Oppo Find X may come with 5x optical zoom to take on the competition

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While there aren’t a lot of details about all the smartphones, there are rumors that one of the new Alcatel smartphones will come with a modular functionality, similar to Motorola’s Moto Z. The smartphone with modular functionality is rumored to be the Idol 5 smartphone, which would essentially be the successor to Idol 4, which was launched at the MWC last year. Also Read - Sony rumored to unveil 3D biometric scanner at MWC Shanghai 2017

From the images that were leaked earlier, the Alcatel Mod is said to glow in different colors in sync with the music played on the smartphone. The functionality is believed to be similar to the JBL Pulse speakers. The leaked images also reveal that the rear camera lens is placed on the top let corner and has rounded edges, which bears similarity to the iPhone 5 series.

As for its specifications, the Alcatel Idol 5 is anticipated to sport a 13-megapixel rear camera which will come with dual-tone LED flash. It  will be powered by a MediaTek octa-core processor. Rumors also suggest that the smartphone will cost around €320, which is Rs 27,400 approximately.

Considering the Alactel Idol 5 will be the successor to the Idol 4, the smartphone will surely pack some upgrades over its predecessor. The Idol 4 smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display with 2D glass on top. Under its hood runs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 617 processor with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 16GB onboard storage which is further expandable up to 512GB via a microSD card.

The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, EIS and dual-LED flash. Up front, the smartphone houses an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Connectivity options include 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and USB OTG. The smartphone is powered by a 2,610mAh battery and it runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.

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  • Published Date: February 1, 2017 2:20 PM IST



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