Alcatel has done quite a few announcements at the IFA 2015 event, and that now includes a couple more devices to the OneTouch range. The earlier devices too were much about the design, and the company has something on the same lines in its newly announced OneTouch Idol 3C smartphone.
The OneTouch Idol 3C is a 5.5-inch device, and the IPS LCD display comes with a 1080p resolution, having a Technicolor Color Enhance technology. Under the hood, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor (octa-core 64-bit chipset clocking at 1.5 GHz) along with Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
What’s interesting here, is the design part. Alcatel is offering a number of different-colored interchangeable back covers for the Idol 3C. If you look closely at the specs, there is no difference between the specs of this and the Idol 3 that was announced sometime back. This looks something similar to the iPhone 5c from Apple, which is no different from iPhone 5, except the colored back and design.
The features unique to this phone include its symmetrical design on the top and bottom, and the front-facing speakers can be reassigned whenever the user wants to use the device upside down, and the interface is also tweaked to work perfectly during calls. The earpiece and speakers can be switched by the user. The phone has a 1.2W JBL speaker, and a technology called Harman Clari-Fi helps in battling overcompression and loss of detail in music.
On the back, the OneTouch Idol 3C comes with a 13-megapixel camera with a F/2.0 aperture, and on the front is a 8-megapixel shooter.
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS LCD, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Processor: 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615, Adreno 405 GPU
- OS: Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
- RAM and Storage: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable by MicroSD
- Rear camera: 13-megapixel, F/2.0 aperture
- Front camera: 8-megapixel
Details about its availability are not known, though we expect this to be priced below $250, the pricing that was set for the Idol 3.