If you’ve seen our full review of the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3, you’d know that it’s one of the best budget smartphones available on the market today. And if you happen to live in Canada and would like to get your hands on this beast of a smartphone, you’ll be able to starting Tuesday, June 30th. The 5.5-inch Idol 3 is only coming to Bell, Virgin, TELUS, Koodo and Videotron, but will be compatible with other networks such as Rogers, PC Mobile, Solo, Saskatel, Public Mobile, Fido and Chatr. While the manufacturer didn’t reveal exactly how much the phone would cost, we can probably assume that it will be priced similarly to the standard $250 USD price point.
Featuring a Full HD display, a capable Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage along with MicroSD expansion up to 128GB, this device brings a premium Android experience to consumers for cheap. The design of the Idol 3 is quite robust considering the price point, as well. It’s really a no-compromise smartphone, which is tough to say about most other mid-range smartphones on the market right now.
If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, it will be available from Bell, TELUS and Videotron both in-store and online on the 30th.
[press]ALCATEL ONETOUCH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE AWARD-WINNING IDOL 3 FOR CANADA BEGINNING JUNE 30
IDOL 3 5.5-inch smartphone will be available in Canada both in-store and online at Bell, TELUS and Videotron beginning on June 30, 2015
IRVINE, Calif. – June 18, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH
the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in North America* – has announced the Canadian availability of the award-winning IDOL 3 at Bell, TELUS and Videotron as of June 30. Winner of the Android Authority Editors’ Choice and Mashable Choice awards, among others, the IDOL 3 was one of the big surprises at this year’s Mobile World Congress; challenging the convention of an affordable flagship smartphone.
“IDOL 3 is changing customer expectations by redefining the flagship smartphone experience,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America
for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “With IDOL 3, we’ve partnered with top brands like Qualcomm, JBL and Technicolor to deliver the best in class experience for our
customers at a price that’s considerably less than other flagship smartphones in the market. Others try to justify outrageous prices for their top devices and we’re out to show our customers they can get a device with the high-end features they want, at a
price that won’t empty their wallet.”
Offering dual-front facing speakers featuring JBL Audio, a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with technicolor enhance technology and a 2910mAh battery to power through a full days use, the IDOL 3 offers consumers the best
experience for their money. The IDOL 3 also comes packed with other unique features, such as a fully reversible user interface that makes the screen adaptive to be right side up even if the phone itself is upside down. You’ll never miss any of life’s moment
either, thanks to IDOL 3’s 13MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle front camera. IDOL 3 is also the first smartphone in North America to include the innovative security feature Eye-D – a biometric technology that uses eye print verification for secure authentication
to unlock a user’s device with a simple selfie.
IDOL 3 is the first globally released flagship from ALCATEL ONETOUCH and is the latest in the company’s award-winning IDOL line of smartphones, known for combining the best of high-end design and features; following
last year’s IDOL X+ and IDOL 2S.
IDOL 3 Key Features:
5.5-inch Full-HD IPS Display (1920×1080), with Technicolor Color Enhance for greater viewing angles – even in direct sunlight + Fully Reversible
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 Octa-Core 1.7GHz (64-bit),
Adreno 405 @ 550MHz
LTE FDD: B2/4/5/7/12/17, 150Mbps Downlink, 50Mbps Uplink + VoLTE
Android Lollipop 5.0.2
13MP Main Camera + 8MP Wide-Angle Front Camera
Dual 1.2 Watt Front-Facing JBL Stereo Speakers
16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (LP-DDR3);
Expandable Memory Via MicroSD (up to 128GB)
2910mAh With Up To 13 Hours Talk Time and Up to 600 Hours Standby Time
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*Strategy Analytics –
North America Smartphone Vendor & OS Market Share by Country: Q1 2015
About ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication
is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.[/press]