Alcatel’s award winning phone, the Onetouch Idol 3 will be available in Canada starting June 30, 2015. It will go on on sale online / offline at Videotron, TELUS and Bell. Company did not reveal the exact pricing however, the phone is retailing in US for $249.99 that converts to CAD 300. We expect the pricing to be somewhat similar.
Alcatel is the fifth largest manufacturer of mobile phones in North America. It’s Onetouch Idol 3 phone is the winner of Android Authority Editors Choice, Mashable Choice awards, to name a few. Co
[wpsm_quote author=”Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH” float=”left” width=”100%”]IDOL 3 is changing customer expectations by redefining the flagship smartphone experience, With IDOL 3, we’ve partnered with top brands like Qualcomm, JBL and Technicolor to deliver the best in class experience for our customers at a price that’s considerably less than other flagship smartphones in the market. Others try to justify outrageous prices for their top devices and we’re out to show our customers they can get a device with the high-end features they want, at a price that won’t empty their wallet.[/wpsm_quote]
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 Specifications
The phone offers a 5.5-Inch IPS display with technicolor enhancements for better viewing angles. It has 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and has fully display reversible UI. It gets the processing power from 1.7GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-Bit MSM8939 Processor with Adreno 405 GPU (@550MHz).
The Chipset is backed by 2GB LPDDR3 RAM and has 16GB of storage memory inside. MicroSD Card slot with 128GB support is also present for further storage expansion. Cellphone runs on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OS and includes a 2910 mAh battery inside that easily gives up to 13 hours of call time and 600 hours standby.
The Onetouch Idol 3 specs also include a 8 mega pixel selfie camera with wide angle lens coupled with a powerful 13 mega pixel main snapper on the back with LED flash, Auto Focus and 1080p video recording capabilities.
It has 1.2 Watt front facing JBL Stereo speakers for enhanced sound output. The handset is 4G-LTE enabled reaching Cat4 speeds of up to 150 Mbps DL, 50 Mbps UL. Other options like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth V4.1, MicroUSB V2.0, A-GPS, NFC, FM Radio, 3.5mm Audio Jack etc.