Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ official at Rs 16,999 with octa core chip

Alcatel has officially unveiled its One Touch Idol X+ smartphone in India for a price of Rs 16,999. And as expected, the handset has been launched exclusively through Flipkart with sales expected to commence soon.

The Idol X+ falls in the same category as the Vibe Z, Panasonic P81 and Gionee Elife S5.5. The phone comes with an octa core chip from MediaTek which features eight Cortex A7s clocked at 2GHz each. This processing power is clubbed together with 2GB of RAM to deliver a smooth Android experience. Speaking of which, the phone runs on version 4.2 Jelly Bean which is quite a downer considering that entry-level phones have managed to ship with KitKat onboard.

Alcatel One Touch Idol X+

On the upside, there’s a 5-inch 1080p IPS OGS display on the front with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass. Accompanying it is a 2MP webcam, while a 13.1MP camera can be found on the rear with 1080p recording. For storage, there’s 16GB on flash memory, but no microSD card slot. And there’s no confirmation on whether the phone has USB OTG support. Dual SIM support is obvious and the phone is compatible with HSPA+ 21Mbps networks.

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Here’s a roundup of the specs:

– OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
– Display: 5-inch 1080p IPS panel
– Chipset: 2GHz octa core SOC
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB storage
– Camera: 13.1MP rear, 2MP front
– Connectivity: HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
– Battery: 2500mAh
– Dimensions: 69.1mm x 140.4mm x 8.1mm
– Weight: 125 grams

The Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ will go on sale through Flipkart soon. You’ll be able to purchase the device through this link. What’s interesting is that the phone’s predecessor, the Idol X 6040D which has a quad core processor, is retailing for a higher price of Rs 21,110.