The sequel to last year’s Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, the Idol 4 and 4S have both leaked through the company’s online support website. Here we get a glance at the design, but also tons of details on the specifications. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 is expected to launch at MWC, but it looks like the surprise has been for the most part ruined. So, let’s take a look.
First let’s talk about what looks to be the higher end device, the Idol 4S. This device packs a 5.5″, Quad-HD display along with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, and 3GB of RAM. There are 32GB of storage built in with the option of using microSD to expand it. There’s also a 16MP camera on the back, 8MP on the front, and a 3,000 mAh battery.
The slightly lower-end Idol 4 on the other hand packs slightly lighter specs. It includes a 5.2″ 1080p display with Android Marshmallow and the Snapdragon 617 processor. There will also be two options for this device, one with 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM, the other with 16GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. Both are of course capable of using a microSD card for expandable storage as well. Lastly there’s a 13MP rear camera and a 8MP front camera. Powering the device is a 2,610 mAh battery.
Both devices have full LTE support for AT&T and T-Mobile in the US including VoLTE support. The support pages also show a few new features, but it’s unclear what most of them are right now.
Both devices are expected to launch at MWC later this month, but of course there’s still a lot to learn about these devices when they launch, namely, the design and price points. One can only hope that the Idol 4 will follow in the steps of the Idol 3 in terms of it’s pricing.