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MediaTek octa-core CPU powered Alcatel Idol X+ smartphone leaks

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MediaTek octa-core CPU powered Alcatel Idol X+ smartphone leaks
TCL Corporation licenses the Alcatel name for smartphones, though this leaked image, said to be a successor to the One Touch Idol X smartphone, shows TCL branding. The One Touch Idol X carried flagship specifications, and was also powered by a MediaTek quad-core 1.5GHz CPU.

This newly leaked handset is said to be packing MediaTek’s new MT6592 “real” octa-core chipset that has just taken the silicon market by storm.  Whether or not it is tuned to the same speeds as reported for the another Chinese debut, the Zopo ZP998, is unknown.

The Idol X+ (we do not know if the One Touch branding carries over) will retain some of the dimensions of its predecessor, like the 5-inch 1080p display, 13MP camera and 2GB of RAM. The Idol X+ should carry 16 of storage out of the box though (up from 8GB for the Idol X).

The form-factor on the back of the Idol X+, based on the images we have, looks remarkably similar to its predecessor. Alcatel (TCL) does not sell many devices in the United States, so expect this offering to be made in Europe and Asia primarily with other distribution channels following suit.  This leak came out of China.

One thing we hope will carry over to the Idol X+ is pricing. The full-HD One Touch Idol X had a starting price of only $350 for the single SIM variant, making its overall package very appealing. If the new MediaTek CPU can live up to its billing, this device should do quite well in its established markets.


source: GSMInsider

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