Alcatel today announced that its One Touch Idol Android smartphone is available for U.S. consumers to purchase directly for $299. The One Touch Idol was announced earlier this year. It is a light and thin handset that measures 7.9mm thick and includes a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 4.7-inch qHD IPS LCD display, and 8-megapixel camera. It also runs Android 4.1. The One Touch Idol is being sold unlocked and unsubsidized. It runs on most GSM networks in the U.S.
The Alcatel Idol is one of the lightest Android smartphones out there at just 3.88 ounces. It may only weigh as much as a feather, but it is no featherweight.