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Alcatel to show off Idol Alpha Android smartphone at IFA
The official fluff from the company talks about “unique and sleek design” and how the phone is “taking creativity and design in a new and unexpected direction.” But beyond the hyperbole there are some interesting things of note. First, the chassis of the Idol Alpha is made of aluminum and is only 7.5mm thick. Second, the phone has translucent edges, which illuminate in various modes such as charging, video, notifications, and so on. This second idea could turn out to look just like a cheap gimmick but if it is done properly it could be a neat feature.
The press photo probably doesn’t truly convey the unique design elements of the device, so we will need to wait for some more photos or even for some hands-on videos. Also details like the size of the camera, the name on the processor, pricing or availability haven’t yet been released. When we know more, so will you!