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October 30, 2013
Alcatel One Touch Idol S

The Alcatel One Touch Idol S is expected to launch in South Africa during Q1 2014 at a recommended retail price of R2,999, the company said during a press event on Wednesday, 30 October 2013.

It features a 4.7-inch 720p (720×1280) IPS display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, is powered by a 2,000mAh battery, and runs Android 4.2.

The Idol S also has an 8 megapixel rear camera, and 1.3MP front-facing camera.

However, the headline feature of the device is its support for Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks, including those running in the bands used by Vodacom and MTN.

According to Alcatel, the Idol S is in testing with the network operators for the next 3 months.

Pending the outcome of the testing, they expect the Idol S to become available during February or March 2014.

The key specifications of the device are as follows:

  • Dimensions: 133.5 x 66.8 x 7.4mm
  • Weight: 110g
  • Display: 4.7″ 720p (720×1280) IPS
  • Camera, Rear: 8MP
  • Camera, Front: 1.3MP
  • Operating system: Android 4.2
  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Network: HSPA+, LTE, Wi-Fi
  • Storage, internal: 4GB (2GB user-addressable)
  • Storage, expandable: Yes, microSD
  • Battery: 2,000mAh

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Tags: Alcatel, Android, Google, Headline, Long Term Evolution (LTE), MTN, One Touch Idol S, Vodacom

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