Alcatel Idol Mini
Alcatel introduced two very interesting smartphones at IFA this week. The Hero makes use of a novel e-ink cover, while the Alpha has translucent body panels that light up, and the mini is a cute, little smartphone.
Alcatel recently published details on its global web site about two previously unannounced Android smartphones, the Idol S (pictured) and the Idol Mini. Both devices run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and share features such as Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, Wi-Fi, GPS, and support for worldwide GSM/HSPA+ networks. The each also have an FM radio and support microSD cards up to 32GB.
- Idol S: The S is the larger and more high-end of the two smartphones and measures just 7.4mm thick. It features a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 HD in-plane switching LCD screen that is protected by Dragontrail Glass and an oleophobic coating. It includes an 8-megapixel camera that can shoot 1080p HD video and offers modes such as HDR and panorama. It also has a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. The Idol S has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of built-in storage. It will be offered in slate, red, and pink.
- Idol Mini: This slightly smaller handset has a 4.3-inch screen with 854 x 480 pixels. The Idol Mini has a 5-megapixel main camera with panorama mode and 720p HD video capture, in addition to a VGA user-facing camera. The Idol Mini has a 1.3GHz dual-core processor with 512MB of RAM and either 4GB or 8GB of internal storage. It will be offered in black, brushed metallic, silver, and pink.