Last month TCL, the company known to churn out Alcatel phones, had revealed its plans to launch the octa-core powered Idol X+. The company has now officially launched the smartphone in China. The device is also accompanied by an accessory called the BoomBand. It is reportedly priced around $330, which comes to around Rs 20,500. We’ve seen the company launch some phones in India, but there's no word on whether the Idol X+ will come to the Indian market.
The Alcatel Idol X+ sports a 5-inch full HD display with now-predictable 1080p resolution. It also gets a layer of protection thanks to Asahi Dragontrail Glass. The smartphone is powered by 2GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM, and runs on Android 4.2. Those specifications are more than good enough to take on Android 4.3 and 4.4 too, though there's no word on any software updates coming to this phone. The 7.9mm thick phone also houses a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera, 16GB onboard storage and a 2,500 mAh battery.
New Alcatel Idol X+ is now official
Here’s a quick look at its specifications:
- 5-inch full HD 1080p display
- 3G, Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 16GB onboard storage
The accompanying BoomBand accessory is Bluetooth-enabled wearable for fitness enthusiasts which tracks all your workouts and exercise activity. It also acts as an alarm in case you leave the phone behind. It's not clear whether BoomBand works with all Android phones, but since it's enabled by an Idol X+ app, presumably support is limited at the moment.