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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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posted on 24 Nov 2013, 10:47 1

1. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)

Seems decent.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 13:29 1

2. oNEWorld (Posts: 140; Member since: 01 Aug 2013)

looks very nice. wish it had a metal band around the phone like an iphone. Samsung take notes on how to design a phone.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 16:18

3. JMartin22 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)

It clearly looks like a Note 3 knockoffs. Also, 4 quality cores, are better than 8 poorly designed ones, especially since most apps only ready 2 cores anyway.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 23:28 1

5. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)

Oh... so you've used their Octa-Core chip? You must have, since you said it's poorly designed. Please tell me all about your experience with it... Oh wait, you can't, because you HAVEN'T used it. Also, just because one phone looks like another phone, that doesn't mean it's a "knockoff." If that's the case, you could say that about 95% of Android phones. They all look like one another. Well, most of them Haha MediaTek chips are good. They do the same thing while using less power.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 20:26

4. GeekMovement (unregistered)

the back looks like galaxy s4.

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