Alcatel One Touch Idol X
Alcatel One Touch Idol X Octa-core Smartphone Goes on Sale in IndiaAlcatel One Touch

TCL Communications' owned Alcatel One Touch is reportedly launching the flagship Octa-core smartphone Idol X+ in India later this month.

The company has begun sending out invites to media for a press meet scheduled on 29 May, reported NDTV Gadgets.

The MNC company is said follow the Motorola strategy to go solo with Flipkart as their exclusive retail partner to sell the Idol X+ in India.

The feature-rich Idol X+ originally made its global debut at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2014, Las Vegas. It sports 5.0-inch full HD display with Dragontrail glass shield and runs on the out-dated Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS (most likely to feature either v4.3 or KitKat during India launch).

Under the hood, it packs the 2.0GHz MediaTek processor, Mali 400 graphics engine, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, a 2.0-megapixel snapper on the front side (with full HD video recording ability), 2500 mAh battery which can power phone up to 20 hours of talk-time and close to 320 hours under standby mode.

Many might consider Alcatel One Touch Idol X+ is a bit late to arrive in India as domestic players have already flooded the market with multiple low-cost Octa-core devices, but if the phone is competitively priced under ₹20,000, the phone has a chance to give stiff challenge to Micromax Canvas Knight A350, Intex Aqua Octa, Wickedleak Wammy Passion X, Karbonn Titanium Octane, Octane Plus and the recently released Chinese phone Gionee Elife S5.5.

Key Specifications of Alcatel One Touch Idol X+:

Model Alcatel One Touch Idol X+
Display 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with pixel density close to 440 ppi (pixels per inch), protected Dragontrail glass and Oleophobic coating (prevents finger print marks on the phone)
OS Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
Processor 2GHz MediaTek Octa-core processor(chipset: MT6592)
GPU Mali 400
Storage capacity 16GB, expandable up to 32GB
Camera Main: 13.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, full HD video recording,

Front: 2.0-megapixel camera with full HD video recording

Battery 2500 mAh;Talk time: up to 20 hours (2G) & 12 hours (3G)

Standby mode: close to 320 hours (2G) & 240 hours (3G)

Network 2G & 3G
Add-ons Dual-SIM slots, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, FM Radio with RDS, micro-USB v2.0, A-GPS,
Dimensions 140.4 x 69.1 x 7.9 mm
Weight 125g

 [Image Credit: Alcatel One Touch]