Bell has been busy adding some new devices to its line up recently – we reported that they would begin carrying the great new LG G3 on August 1, and just the other day we reported they would also pick up the ZTE Grand X on July 31. Now our sources' tipster has yet another device slipping in before both of those other devices – it looks like the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S is scheduled to arrive July 28, giving the Bell customers a lot of new devices to think about…from the flagship LG G3 to the midrange ZTE or Alcatel. Alcatel is not new to Bell by any means having already carried their models the Idol X and Pop 7 earlier this year.
The Idol 2S is a nice looking smartphone with its brushed metallic finish and 5-inch IPS HD display with a 1280 x 720 resolution and 294 Pixels-per-Inch (PPI). It is using a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, which is expandable with a microSD slot up to an additional 32GB. It has an 8MP main camera with autofocus and a LED Flash along with a 1.3MP Front-Facing Camera (FFC) for video chatting or for taking selfies. A 2150mAh battery powers all this and it will be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box – upgradable to 4.4 KitKat. For those interested in the slim size – 136.5 x 69.7 x 7.4mm and it will weigh in at 126 grams.
For a midrange device, it does pack a lot of features, such as HD Sound with premium audio components – using the earphones or the dual speakers, nicely placed on the bottom of the device. It has one-finger zoom when using the camera, video stabilization built-in for keeping your videos nice and steady and Wi-Fi to send your pictures to your big display TV. There are also a lot of accessories available to add convenience and protection to your device.
Bell has not set a price on the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 2S, however we expect it to be competitively price when it arrives July 28. Please hook up with us on our Google+ Page and let us know if you will be looking for the Idol 2S when it arrives…as always, we would love to hear from you.