R3,000 LTE Android smartphone from Alcatel

Alcatel plans to bring a low-cost LTE smartphone to the South African market

By - 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

R699 Android smartphone coming to SA

Sony Xperia L launched in SA

Possible iPhone 5s, 5c launch date for SA

Best-selling smartphones in South Africa

Forum discussion

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – more technology images

Join the conversation

Connect with Us

androidappletwitterfacebookgoogleplusfeednewsletter

Poll

What is the most important aspect of a mobile service to you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

How long it will take to bust your data cap

Internet Speed

The monthly data of some South African broadband products will run out in less than 3 minutes when used at full speed. Check for yourself how long your data will last.

ANC made millions through Eskom’s new power stations: report

Medupi

Chancellor House, the ANC’s investment company, earned millions when it sold shares in a company which obtained big Eskom contracts.

How children view online privacy differently from adults

Privacy

The majority of young people now share lots of things online that many adults question and feel uncomfortable about.

Can robots kill without consequences?

Robot Worker

Programmers, manufacturers, and military personnel could all escape liability for unlawful deaths and injuries caused by fully autonomous weapons, or “killer robots”.

X

Newsletter Subscription


Name
Email *
Enter the following to confirm your subscription *
Captcha image


Free MyBroadband Newsletter
Subscribe
X
bool(true)