TCL’s Alcatel Idol X+ to be announced alongside a smartwatch and a smart bracelet?
TCL, the Chinese company that makes Alcatel smartphones and tablets, is getting ready to launch a handset powered by MediaTek’s new eight-core MT6592 processor. Apparently called Alcatel Idol X+, the new smartphone will be released as the successor to the Alcatel Idol X unveiled at the beginning of 2013.
Chinese website MTKSJ seemingly has a teaser image for the upcoming Idol X+ announcement. The image reads “1 + 1 > 2?”, showing a smartphone flanked by a smartwatch and what may be a smart bracelet.
Similar to the original Idol X, the new Alcatel Idol X+ should sport a 5 inch Full HD display. Other features reportedly include a 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory.
There are no details regarding the TCL smartwatch for the moment. However, like the Idol X+, it will probably run Android. As for the alleged smart bracelet, it could be something akin to this Vybe bracelet that connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and vibrates when a call or message is received.
Alcatel’s high-end smartphones are usually cheaper than high-end devices from other manufacturers, and the Idol X+ should make no exception. It remains to be seen when the new handset will be announced (and if it’s indeed going to be joined by Alcatel wearable devices).