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Alcatel Announces the Idol X+, with a 2GHz Octa-Core Processor for just $330

December 26, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Alcatel, has announced a brand new flagship phone today. This one is the Idol X+, and it has some pretty impressive specs. This one was announced in China, and more than likely it’ll remain in China. So if you’re interested in this device, you’ll have to import it. The Idol X+ features a 2GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, with 2GB of RAM, along with a 2,500mAh battery inside. It is featuring the same 5-inch 1080p IPS display and 13MP camera as it’s predecessor. Which isn’t bad, but I would have liked to see more improvements there.

Additionally, Alcatel has also announced the Boom band along with the phone. It’s more or less a Bluetooth sports wristband that is available in multiple colors. It does allow you to track your performance with fitness applications, there’s also a proximity alarm in case your phone gets stolen or you’re separated from it. It will also work with Bluetooth apps that take advantage of wearable technology.

The Idol X+ from Alcatel is already a pretty beefy phone, spec-wise. What’s going to make it fly off the shelves. Alcatel is selling it for about $330 unlocked and free from any carrier subscriptions. Which would make it a more worthy buy than the Nexus 5, in some aspects. As we stated earlier, this was announced in China, and normally Alcatel doesn’t make their devices available in the US. Although that could change, and that would definitely make us happy. The Idol X+ and Bom band should be available around January 15th, and if you’re interested in pre-ordering it, you’ll have to head over to jd.com and get that taken care of.

For a phone with a 2GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch 1080p display sitting at $330, it’s kind of hard to pass that up. Since it would normally be about twice that price unlocked. I’m really hoping Alcatel brings this to the States, at least in the unlocked variety. How about the rest of you?