ALCATEL launches the Idol X+ octa core smartphone and the BOOM band Free.

ALCATEL launches the Idol X+ octa core smartphone and  the  BOOM band Free.

WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.



TCL, the Chinese brand which sells the Android smartphones under the brand name Alcatel in several other countries, has introduced a high-end smartphone, the Alcatel Idol X+, which precisely is the updated version of the Alcatel Idol X (which was a very neat Android smartphone).
This is said to be their first smartphone to have the octa-core MT6592 SoC along with 2GB of RAM, and the company says they had an exclusive deal with Mediatek for this particular smartphone. This flagship Android device from TCL is 7.9mm thick, and is a little thicker than the previous one, because of the 2500 mAh thick battery under the hood.
Just like you saw a 5-inch 1080p display, it’s the same here in the X+, though the bezel around the display has got thinner with a 1.9mm one now being placed, and under the hood, here is what is included – Octa-core MT6592 SoC clocking at 2 GHz, 2GB of RAM. Though there is nothing given about the storage options and whether this smartphone would support the MicroSD card for storage expansion, but the battery capacity of 2500 mAh is confirmed.
There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with the f/2.0 aperture and that comes with the LED flash. 
One of the attractions in this smartphone, is the accessory that comes along in the package, the BOOM band – Bluetooth activity plus sleep tracker. Yes, they aren’t going to charge you anything extra for this and you would get all the activity and sleep details, as well as use this as a proximity alarm to alert you if you left your smartphone behind. The personal tracking of fitness can be shared with friends on the social network, which means this band is something you would generally pay for, to get from the other makers – Jawbone Up, Fitit Flex etc.
The unsubsidized Alcatel Idol X+ is priced at CN¥1,999 or US$330, and the one in China under the TCL tag, would be available from January 15th, but there are no details about the availability under the Alcatel brand name.

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