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Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 available this Friday in the US and Canada, priced at $180
While Alcatel isn’t one of the most popular smartphone brands out there by any means, much of the tech world was blown away when the Idol 3 5.5-inch was released earlier this year, packing excellent specs and a killer price tag that rivaled devices like the ASUS ZenFone 2 and the Motorola Moto G series. Now Alcatel OneTouch is back once again, this time launching the 4.7-inch version of the Idol 3 for the US and Canadian markets. The smaller variant will go on sale starting August 14th – this Friday – at the price of just $179.99.
The Idol 3 4.7 is a far amount cheaper than its bigger sibling, but it does make some sacrifices in terms of specs and features to get there. While the design is very similar with the same front facing speakers and camera, the 4.7-inch display is of the 720p variety as opposed to 1080p in the Idol 3 5.5. The processor is also less beefy, as the 4.7-inch variant being powered by a Snapdragon 410 with just 1.5GB of RAM. Other specs include 16GB storage with microSD, a 13MP rear cam, 5MP front cam, and a 2000 mAh battery.
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Like the Idol 3 5.5-inch, you can expect a stock-like software experience based on Android 5.0 Lollipop with a few extras thrown in. You will be able to use the phone on AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks (and compatible MVNOs) in the US, and most Canadian carriers should play nicely as well.
With the same price tag as the newest version of the Moto G, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4.7 is a well priced handset, but only time will tell if it can find the same level of acclaim as its bigger sibling.What do you think of the 4.7-inch model, anyone planning on picking it up?