Friday, January 11, 2013

Currently the World's Slimmest Smartphone: Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra
What keywords can you describe those smartphones shown at CES 2013? 5-inch screen? Or quad-core processor? And what highlight of a phone can catch your eyes and easily help you tell it apart from other similar products? A larger screen? Or waterproof performance? Alcatel, the French device manufacturer, shows up a new handset to audience: One Touch Idol Ultra, currently the most thinnest smartphone in the world.

BBK Vivo X1, the former slimmest smartphone, is 6.55 mm in thickness. Now the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra beats its predecessor by 0.1 mm thinner, becomes the new record holder. 

The One Touch Idol Ultra is just 6.45 mm thick and comes with a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM and an 8.0 MP rear camera. The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. 

Alcatel also announces another 2 new models: the One Touch Idol and the One Touch Scribe HD. For the One Touch Idol, it's not as thin as the Ultra one, but Alcatel claims that this handset is "the lightest smartphone in its category" for its 110 grams in weight. This phone also runs Jelly Bean and has a 4.7-inch display, though it's an IPS one other than an AMOLED.
Alcatel One Touch Idol
As to One Touch Scribe HD, the 5-inch model among the three, is the first device which utilizes MediaTek's MT6589 quad-core processor. This chip is able to make the smartphone a solid way to enjoy graphics-intensive games and apps.
Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD
These three phones will be available in China this month. Only the One Touch Scribe HD is planning to be sold in the US for Q2 2013. The projected price of One Touch Idol Ultra will be $444, the One Touch Scribe HD will be $397. The last and lighter One Touch Idol's price is currently unconfirmed.

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