TCL-owned Alcatel launched four new smartphones at the ongoing IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The new Alcatel smartphone lineup includes the Idol 5S, the Idol 5, the A7 XL, and the A7. As expected, Alcatel launched the Europe version of the Idol 5S, which it first launched in the US in June. In terms of pricing and availability, the Idol 5S is priced at 399 (approximately Rs 30,300), and has gone on sale in Europe. The Idol 5 and the A7 smartphones are priced at 239 (approximately Rs 18,100) and 229 (approximately Rs 17,400) respectively. As for the A7 XL, it is priced at 279 (approximately Rs 21,200) and will be available starting November. Also Read - Alcatel 3T 10 tablet launched in India; prices start from Rs 9,999Also Read - Alcatel and ZTE to launch phones with Spreadtrum SC9863A chipset soon
Of the lot, the Idol 5S is the highlight in terms of price and specifications. In comparison with the US model, this variant of the Idol 5S differs both in terms of appearance and innards as well. The dual speakers on the front are still intact, but the top and bottom bezels have been slightly trimmed. Another change is the right side, which now houses the power key. Also, the antenna lines have been shifted from the top and bottom to the right and left side panels.
Alcatel Idol 5S specifications
As far as specifications are concerned, the Idol 5S features a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) IPS LCD display. At the heart of the smartphone is a MediaTek Helio P20 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. The US model, on the other hand, is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC. In the photography department, it sports a 12-megapixel rear camera of f/2.0 aperture, and a 1/2.8-inch sensor. Up front, the Idol 5S houses an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling. Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 2,850mAh battery. The smartphone is available only in dark gray color.
Alcatel Idol 5 specifications
The Idol 5 flaunts a 5.2-inch full HD display along with 2.5D Dragontrial glass on top for protection. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. For photography, the Idol 5 has a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera. It is fueled by a 2,800mAh battery, and is available in two color options of Metal Silver and Metal Black. ALSO READ: Alcatel Idol 5S, A30 Plus, A50 smartphones launched: Price, specifications and features
Alcatel A7 XL specifications
The Alcatel A7 XL stands out for its dual-camera setup at the rear, which comprises of 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensors. The dual cameras are supported with dual tone LED flash, and are capable of delivering bokeh effect. For selfies, it sports a 5-megapixel front camera with single LED flash. The smartphone features a 6-inch full HD display, 4,000mAh battery, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. On the software front, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat. The Alcatel A7 XL is available in two color options of black and gold. ALSO READ: Alcatel U5 HD with MediaTek MT6737 SoC, Android Nougat launched: Specifications, features
Alcatel A7 specifications
The Alcatel A7 is equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, a 1.5GHz octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. For optics, the Alcatel A7 packs a 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Other features of the smartphone include a 4,000mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.2, 4G VoLTE, NFC, and a fingerprint sensor. ALSO READ: Alcatel A3 10 with Android 7.0 Nougat launched in India, priced at Rs 9,999: Specifications, features