One of Alcatel’s best selling smartphones, the Alcatel Idol 3 is coming to the Philippines according to tech blog Yugatech. The Alcatel Idol 3 is already available in the US since June and it got good reviews from American tech bloggers. There are two variants – a 4.7 and 5.5-inch models. But news came out that the 5.5-inch variant is the one going to be available here.
Alcatel Idol 3:
- Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor
- Adreno 405 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory/2GB RAM
- 32GB internal memory/2GB RAM – dual SIM
- expandable memory up to 128GB via MicroSD
- 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 8 megapixel front facing camera
- 4G/LTE, 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC
- 2,910 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
It is still unclear whether the phone will be sold here via a local telco which means you have to avail or renew your postpaid plan or sell via online. We’ll update you once we get more concrete information.
Alcatel branded smartphones are longer connected with Alcatel-Lucent, its former parent company. Alcatel-Lucent and TCL Communications used to be partners for Alcatel smartphones but the former sold its shares to TCL.