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IFA 2017: Alcatel Idol 5 and Idol 5s

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TCL, the company that makes phones for Alcatel and BlackBerry is one of the tech companies present at the annual IFA tech event in Berlin, Germany. The company announced several smartphone for Alcatel which includes the Alcatel Idol 5 and Idol 5s.

The Alcatel Idol 5s is the higher end among the two. It is powered by a Helio P20 chipset, has a 5.2-inch display and 12 megapixel and 8 megapixel camera configuration. The Alcatel Idol 5, meanwhile, is powered by an old Mediatek MT6753 chipset, has a 5.2-inch display and has a 13 megapixel and 5 megapixel camera configuration.

Alcatel Idol 5s:

  • Octa Core Mediatek Helio P20 processor
  • Mali T880MP2 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • 12 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF, dual LED flash f/2.0 aperture
  • 8 megapixel front facing camera f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, USB Type C
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,850 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

Alcatel Idol 5 specs:

  • 1.3GHz quad core Mediatek MT6753 processor
  • Mali T720MP3 graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 5.2-inch HD LTPS IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with PDAF and dual LED flash f/2.0 aperture
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera f/2.4 aperture
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,800 mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat

The Alcatel Idol 5s has a price tag of 399.99 Euros while the Idol 5 is at 239.99 Euros. Both smartphones are now available in Europe.