Alcatel One Touch Idol and Idol Ultra Coming to the Philippines?

New smartphone from Alcatel to launch locally this month?
New smartphone from Alcatel to launch locally this month?

Alcatel One Touch Idol and One Touch Idol Ultra coming to the Philippines?

We received an invitation from the good folks of Alcatel Philippines for an event later this month. On the invite it said that a “new idol” is coming which is a play on the name of the Alcatel smartphone that was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Called the Alcatel One Touch Idol, this smartphone has a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 4.66-inches qHD display with Dragontrail Glass, and an 8-megapixel snapper. There’s also a higher end model dubbed the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra which has an HD AMOLED display (otherwise the same insides).

Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications based on our research:

Alcatel One Touch Idol Spec Sheet

  • 1GHz Dual-core CPU, MTK 6577+ Chipset
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage / 13.3GB Internal Storage (Dual-SIM model only)
  • Expandable Storage up to 32GB via microSD
  • 4.66-inches IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, Dragontrail Glass
  • 960×540 pixels, 236 pixels per inch
  • 8.0-megapixels rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED Flash
  • 2.0-megapixels front-facing camera
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with AGPS Support, 3G, HSDPA (7.2Mbps)
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1,800mAh Battery

There’s no word yet on local pricing but according to what we’ve found online this phone is being sold in the Netherlands for over 265 euros. That comes out to around Php14,000 directly converted. Hopefully the final SRP is lower though since that’s a bit steep given the spec sheet and the offerings of other competitors.

As soon as we get more information during the press conference later this month we will update this post.

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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