Alcatel unveils its new Idol 5 and A7 smartphones at IFA 2017

Alcatel Idol 5S

Alcatel has announced several new smartphones at this year's IFA conference. These devices are aimed at the youth, for the most part, and will start at around €229, will be available worldwide, and in some cases have already gone on sale.

Starting with the Idol 5S - which should not be confused with the Idol 5S that is currently available in the US through Amazon - the phone features a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor, comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display and 3GB RAM, and is being powered by a 2,850mAh battery.

The phone will also come with a new feature called 'App Cloner', which Alcatel describes as follows:

App Cloner function lets you to stay logged into your various business, personal and private accounts on the same social app, allowing you to keep them seperate and switch between them with ease.

Alcatel Idol 5

For the ones that enjoy snapping away at vistas, the phone will offer a 12MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture, and the front facing camera will come in at 8MP. The Idol 5S will only launch in a Dark Gray variant and is on sale right now for €399.

The Idol 5, is similar to the above-mentioned 5S but has slightly different internals and camera. The device features a MediaTek MT6753 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and comes with a slightly smaller 13MP camera, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The phone is available in a Metal Black, and a Metal Silver variant and can be purchased right now for €239.

Alcatel Idol A7 XL

Additionally, the company announced the Idol A7 and A7 XL. Both these devices come with a MediaTek MT6750S octa-core processor clocking in at 1.5GHz, 3GB of RAM, and a massive 4,000mAh battery. The main differences will be that the A7 XL will sport a 6.0-inch 1080p IPS display and a dual-camera set-up with one 12MP sensor, and an additional 2MP sensor for the 'portrait blur' effect powered by software tweaks; while the Idol A7 only has a 5.5-inch 1080p display and one 16MP camera.

The Idol A7 XL will be available in Black and Gold variants this November and will retail for €279, and the Idol A7 is available right now for €229.

Source and images: GSMArena

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