If you like your smartphone buying experience to be off the beaten path so to speak, then look no further than the One Touch Idol X+ from Alcatel. This rumored to be AT&T bound phone is not exactly coming from the most mainstream OEM out there which is why we said off the beaten path. It isn’t your typical high end flagship like theHTC M8 or the Galaxy S5, or the LG G3 for that matter either. That doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad device though. Alcatel originally announced and showed off this device back at CES where we saw many new electronics and mobile devices, but was never thought to be coming to the U.S. market. Alcatel isn’t huge over here after all when it comes to devices on larger carriers.
If you are even remotely considering the One Touch Idol X+ from Alcatel on AT&T’s network, here is what you’ll be getting. For starters the device will ship with Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat installed out of the box. That means it got the bump from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean that was originally announced with the device in January. Whether that was Alcatel’s doing or AT&T’s doesn’t really matter, as it’s on newer software and that’s a big plus. When it comes to screen size, you’ll be looking at a 5-inch display carrying a 1080p resolution so that isn’t too bad at all.
The processor is said to be an octa-core CPU that clocks at 2GHz although there was no mention of exactly who the manufacturer of the processor was. It also comes with 2GB of RAM, putting it on par memory wise with most high end devices from last year and some from this year. So far there isn’t any mention of what the storage size would be internally, but whatever it is it can easily be expanded upon with a microSD card. When this launches is anyone’s guess, but it probably won’t be too far off and we may end up seeing it launch on AT&T sometime this summer. The price we expect to be on the low end, so save up a little bit of cash if you’re an AT&T subscriber and you may end up being able to grab the One Touch Idol X+ soon.