Alcatel's reversible OneTouch Idol 3 starts shipping on May 21 (tomorrow) in the US

Alcatel's reversible OneTouch Idol 3 starts shipping on May 21 (tomorrow) in the US
Announced at MWC 2015 as the world's first "reversible smartphone", the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 will start shipping tomorrow, May 21, in the US. Available to pre-order since last month, the OneTouch 3 currently costs $249.99.

The new handset is sold unlocked, and offers quite many features for just $250. Running Android Lollipop, the OneTouch Idol 3 sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, thus competing with the likes of Asus ZenFone 2 and OnePlus One.

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, the handset also offers LTE, dual JBL speakers, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2910 mAh battery. There's an 8 MP camera on the front, and a 13 MP one on the back. What about that "reversible" part? Well, the new Alcatel smartphone has a "100% reversible" UI that adapts to the way you're holding it, so it doesn't really have up and down sides. Check out our Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 review for a closer look at the device.

You can get the OneTouch Idol 3 from Alcatel's website, as well as from Amazon (see the two source links below). Alcatel also announced a 4.7-inch OneTouch Idol 3, but this isn't available in the US.

What do you say, is the 5.5-inch OneTouch Idol 3 worth buying for $250?

sources: Alcatel, Amazon

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OneTouch IDOL 3 (5.5
  • Display 5.5 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2910 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop


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