Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4 and 4S leak, spec lists include band 12 LTE support

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The Idol 3 wowed a lot of folks last year with its solid specs and affordable price, and while T-Mobile didn’t sell it directly, it was a nice unlocked option for people on a budget. Alcatel OneTouch hasn’t formally announced any follow-ups to the Idol 3, but today the company’s website leaked that info.

Support pages for the Idol 4 and Idol 4S briefly appeared on Alcatel OneTouch’s site. They’ve since been pulled, but I grabbed some screenshots before then. According to the leak, the Idol 4 will pack a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 display and 8-megapixel wide-angle camera on its face, as well as a 13-megapixel camera with dual-tone flash on its backside. Inside of the phone will be an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot for adding more storage, a 2610mAh battery, and Android 6.0. As for RAM, there will apparently be two versions of the Idol 4, with one model packing 2GB of RAM while the other has 3GB.

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The Idol 4S will be the bigger of the two new Idols, packing a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560×1440. Other upgrades that the Idol 4S has over the Idol 4 is an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, 32GB of storage, and 3000mAh battery. Rounding out the 4S’s feature set is a microSD slot, 3GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel front camera.

In terms of wireless connectivity, both phones are listed as having models that support LTE bands 2, 4, and 12 and Voice over LTE, and the Idol 4 spec list mentions Voice over Wi-Fi, too. The Idol 4 model 6055H and the Idol 4S model 6070O are the models of interest. We’ll have to wait and see if Alcatel OneTouch ends up getting their Idol 4 and 4S certified to play nicely with T-Mobile, though.

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 devices surprised a lot of people last year, offering a lot of bang for your buck. That’s why, while Alcatel OneTouch hasn’t announced successors to the Idol 3, it looks likely that those devices are coming. If these leaked spec lists turn out to be accurate, the Idol 4 and Idol 4S should offer solid performance. We just have to wait and see if Alcatel OneTouch prices them as competitively as they did the Idol 3 phones.

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Via: Android Police
Sources: Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4, Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S

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  • besweeet

    So far, so good. The Idol 3 was a great phone for the price.

    • leebier

      But there’s no excuse for leaving us stuck on 5.0. For the price I didn’t necessarily expect 6.0, but not getting the bug fixes in 5.1 is enough to turn me off buying another Alcatel phone, even for the price.

      • yankeesusa

        It says it will have 6.0.

        • leebier

          This thread is re: the Idol 3.

          As @besweeet:disqus said, the phone is great for the price, but the compliment is eroded by staying at 5.0. Having moved from a dead Nexus 5 (then at 5.1), I didn’t necessarily expect this phone to be further ahead than a Nexus, but it’s been painful to backslide and return to the various battery and other issues of 5.0. Being apparently stuck there is what sours me to Alcatel at any price.

        • Acdc1a

          Permanently…Alcatel offers no support for software updates.

      • steveb944

        Agreed, especially since it was their flagship device.

  • steven berson

    If they price these at $179 and $279 respectively I can see them selling really well. Really impressed with the performance of phones between $200-$400. Might consider dropping JUMP 1. Makes no sense paying around $40 per month for jump+eip.

    • Acdc1a

      With unlocked phones cheap and plentiful you would be wise. I mention it every time I can because my eyes have been opened, I love my Nexus 6 and if you’re in a band 12 area you’ll never believe how much better it actually is albeit slower.

      • yankeesusa

        Very true. I love my n6. I know what you meant by slower though on band 12, but at least signal penetrates inside a building.

    • HeatFan786

      It is so awesome that phones can have such good specs for a cheaper price. Back in 2012, I would be lucky to even get a rear flash on a budget device sometimes. Now, you can get a FHD screen, decent software, and a 64 bit processor w/o breaking the bank.

  • Tale 85

    This could get interesting. Being one to take obscure observations and combine it with other misc news and come up with ….well this.
    As we know, Alcatel has expressed an interest in Windows. The OneTouch Fierce XL will also come in a Windows 10 variant.
    Next, Microsoft has added the Snapdragon 617 to Continuum support.
    The question. Will the Idol 4 also come, at some future date, with a Windows 10 variant?

    • Steve Griffin

      I sure hope the the Windows Fierce comes out soon. I was wanting to get it a week ago but it got pushed forward to a later date. I’m really disappointed since know one knows for sure when or it will be canceled totally. If anyone has insight please pass it this way.

      • Tale 85
      • Tale 85

        Got a tweet from T-Mobile yesterday. I asked when. They said “Not yet” but gave me a link for the T-Mobile Newsroom to watch.

        It also has come up on the T-Mobile Support page. Then again the stats they show say the “(Windows)” variant is running Android 5.1.

        • Steve Griffin

          Thanks for the comeback Tale 85. What’s that mean that Android 5.1 is slow because I’ve watched reviews on it and it seems as though it runs faster then the Lumia 640?

        • Tale 85

          I think it means the guy who typed up the spec listing either slipped up on the OS, or nobody told there was something called Windows 10 Mobile.
          I’ve read a few reviews of the Android edition too. It sounds promising. I guess my question will be how well the Snapdragon 210 does with 2Gigs of Ram.

          I might just buy both of them to compare. Never had one of them Androids before.

          Let me know if you hear anything.

  • Guest 2

    Thank you ALEX, for doing this thing.

    I was checking this site’s past articles looking for unlocked phones the other day and it occurred to me that this site needs a section for Unlocked Phones, and maybe changing the Upcoming Phones name to T-Mobile Phones too, because time is moving you know, all these to make it easier for people searching for phones.

    One more thing, if you please, when asking manufacturers or sellers about phones you could also ask them about the Carrier Aggregation specs.

    Thanks again.

  • Daniel Marchand

    Glad to hear I’m a fan of the unlocked route, curious to see what the Zenfone 3 will offer, happy with my ZF2, but VOLTE, b12, and Wi-Fi calling (marsh mellow) would make it even better.

  • Zombiexm

    Anyone have news on LGs smart vine 2 that was suppose to come out in the world wide this year?

  • riverhorse

    Additional specs(ymmv), going by that listing:
    NFC, OTG, Dual Sim, native support for a lot of advanced features normally only seen in Flagship models / custom Roms.

    Missing: usb C(or possibly not clearly stated), FM radio.

    If there were a 6+” version of this it’d be sensational!

    • yankeesusa

      Many manufacturers will be skipping usb c because not many will be doing usb 3.0, in fact non of the phones with usb c have usb 3.0 so it really isn’t a plus right now. With micro usb you can still get qualcomm fast charge 3.0 which is why s7 will have micro usb. All the other specs outweigh it, plus no new cables either.

  • steveb944

    Just a warning from my 3 experience, get a tempered screen protector as these guys don’t use Gorilla Glass and the screen is ~$100 to get it changed with them.

    • brybry

      it’s cheaper than apple to get the screen replaced. Only negative is that you have to wait while you can get it swapped immediately at apple. Also screen is going to break if you drop it anyhow if there is enough impact to it.

      • steveb944

        It’s all relative. Apple devices have an inflated price for everything.

        Your point? Nothing is indestructible, but you can definitely improve your chances of longevity.

  • JayT

    Really hope they keep the dual firing front speakers.

  • AS118

    Ack I was hoping they’d do the 4.7″ again, but with a bigger battery. 2000mah isn’t enough, even for a 720p screen nowadays.

  • Wezi427

    That battery though