Alcatel unveiled today 2 new additions to their very popular Smartphone line-up at the IFA in Berlin. The Alcatel A7 and the Alcatel IDOL 5. We take a closer look.
Alcatel A7, launched today at IFA, is a super charged smartphone, imagined to power up those who never rest. It is a fast & strong performer with an edgy design targeting the Tech savvy who are always connected, always on their phone, with no time to stop and recharge. Extreme power, fast connectivity and sophisticated optical technology make this phone a “must have” for all who live fast & don’t want to slow down.
“The Alcatel A7 smartphone delivers the ultimate in power and performance. With a built-in octa-core processor, 4G LTE Cat. 6 connectivity, an advanced camera, plus long battery life, it lets today’s tech-savvy consumers power up their life so they can get more done,” said David Derrida, product Director Europe, Alcatel.
Latest market insights show that battery life is now the most important spec. That’s why the new Alcatel A7 is equipped with a strong 4000 mAh battery for more entertainment all day long without interruption, giving more time to enjoy life. It also allows ultra-fast charging so that users can juice up their device quickly before moving on again.
Supporting lightning-fast 4G LTE connectivity, up to Category 6, Alcatel A7 enables users to access the fastest mobile broadband speeds. This fantastic new smartphone is powered by an octa-core processor alongside 32GB ROM and 3GB RAM of storage, ensuring fast performance and a smooth experience when streaming multimedia content or downloading large files. Equipped with a Micro SD slot, users can increase storage up to 128GB.
Alcatel A7 boasts an incredible 16MP rear camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture and ultrafast phase detection autofocus (PDAF) that ensures super clear photos every single time. The powerful device also has a crisp 8MP front camera which works wonderfully for selfies and video calls.
With its stunning spin-effect texture and refined details (engraved spin effect and metallic gold belt), it is the perfect choice for those who don’t want to trade design for performance. Sporting a spacious 5.5-inch super bright display and a premium range of finishes, Alcatel A7 most certainly fits a variety of styles and situations.
Alcatel A7 is available from now for €229,99 Euros (RRP).
152.7 x 76.5 x 8.95mm
Side keys: 2 (1 for power, 1 for volume) Colors available: Metallic Black
5.5‘’ FHD LTPS
Full Lamination Dragontrial Oleophobic coating GFM 10 touch points
16MP AF camera, LED dual-tone flash Sensor size 1/3, Aperture f/2.0, PDAF, HDR, EIS,
Video capture: [email protected]
Video playback: 1080P @30fps
8MP front camera with wide-viewing angle (84°), Single LED front flash, Real time face beautification, Selfie Album
Internal Memory 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM End user memory 23GB
MicroSD up to 128GB (FAT32 format)
HSPA+: 42 Mbit/s downlink, 11Mbit/s uplink
4G LTE Cat 6: 300Mbps downlink, 50 Mbps uplink CA: 3+7, 3+20, 7+20
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 2.4G, Wi-Fi direct, Wifi display Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, HAC M3, VoLTE 1
AndroidTM 7.0 Nougat
Octa Core (4×1.5GHz + 4×1.0GHz) Fingerprint, G-sensor, Proximity sensor Light sensor, E-compass, Gyro
HD Voice, GPS with A-GPS
Micro USB, Photo hide, Wifi transfer 3.5mm audio jack
Talking time: >18 hrs (2G)TBC >17 hrs (3G)TBC
Standby time: >667 hrs (2G)TBC >634 hrs (3G) TBC >570 hrs (4G) TBC
Charging time: < 2.4 hrs Charging technology: 9V 1.67A Metallic Black with Black TP
IDOL 5, the new family member of the iconic Alcatel IDOL Series, is designed for the ‘Now Generation’ who loves shortcuts, requires fast & reactive content, and fresh, relevant experiences. It aims to offer the perfect package for those who fall for striking style and want a phone that allows them to do amazing things and capture amazing moments. IDOL 5 features an incredible camera and boosts the possibilities to share these moments instanteously thanks to the innovative Dual Social Accounts. Be amazed.now!
“Our customers live in the now, so we made it our mission to create a flagship device that enables to get the most out of each and every moment. With IDOL 5, Alcatel is delivering exciting new immersive multimedia experiences and addresses the recurring painpoint of having to log in and out continusouly when holding two Social Media accounts. Sharing should be as easy as breathing”, said Eric Vallet, General Manager Europe.
Striking design language
IDOL 5 is the proof that the latest technology and the latest design match perfectly together. It has a stunning and slim 7.5mm build, hosting a solid metal body and a super bright 5.2-inch 423ppi display, all wrapped in 2.5D curved glass for silky smooth edges. Its seamless aluminium design is fused with stylishly slim curved glass, and showcases the Best of Alcatel. A truly iconic conception that will get friends talking and sharing.
Exciting multimedia experiences for every user
Today, we have not eaten if we have not Instagrammed our food, and to capture every single moment in life is important. That’s why the IDOL 5 features an 13MP rear camera, packed with f/2.0 aperture, a 1.12µm pixel size and an ultra-fast hybrid autofocus (PDAF+CAF) with dual-tone LED flash. As selfies are equally essential, IDOL 5 comes with a 5MP front camera with an astounding 84° wide angle lens and front facing flash. This will help to ensure that selfies and shots are sensational every single time.
Finally, as Social Media sharing is key, IDOL 5 offers fun and creative Video Story features which enables to pick and choose our favourite photos/videos and combine them into a short and shareable clip.
Dual Social Accounts
IDOL 5 is loaded with the new App Cloner function, allowing users to stay logged into multiple accounts on one social app. Different accounts can now be used on one single device to distinguish between personal and professional purposes, or personal and class conversations or groups, amongst other examples. We no longer need to carry two devices or sign in and out of WhatsApp and other social media accounts.
IDOL 5 is now available in Metal Silver and Metal Black, for €239,99 Euros (RRP).