TCL Idol X+ revealed in China with 2 GHz octa-core CPU, $329 price, may be Alcatel-branded elsewhere
TCL, the Chinese company that’s best known elsewhere for the Alcatel branded smartphones it makes, has announced its new flagship device. It’s called TCL Idol X+, and there’s a big chance we’ll soon see it outside of China as the Alcatel One Touch Idol X+. It is the successor to the Idol X that was unveiled in February. Its existence has been rumored since August, and about a month ago we found out that it would be called Idol X+.
The handset comes with a 5-inch 1080p Full HD touchscreen with 1.9 mm bezels, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, a front camera too, a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, dual-SIM support (TD-SCDMA and WCDMA), HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a 2,500 mAh battery. It runs a yet unknown version of Android, obviously with a heavy skin on top. The phone is 7.9 mm thin and it weighs 120 grams.
TCL boasts that the Idol X+ will be the first smartphone sporting MediaTek’s new “true octa-core” processor to hit the market, when that happens on January 15. The TCL Idol X+ is priced at 1,999 yuan, which is about $329 or €238. For that price, you even get a Bluetooth-based activity and sleep tracker called Boom Band included in the box.