Alcatel has expanded its product lineup with a new handset that it is touting as the “thinnest smartphone yet.” The smartphone is called the One Touch Idol Ultra. It measures only 6.45mm thin.
According to Android Authority, the measurement makes the Alcatel smartphone 15 percent slimmer than the iPhone 5, which spans 7.6 mm in thickness. It likewise beats the other skinny smartphones in the market, including the Oppo Finder, which is 6.65 mm thin, Huawei Ascend P1 S, which is 6.68 mm thin, the Fujitsu ARROWS F-07D, which is 6.7 mm, the Droid Razr XT912 and the XT 910, which measure 7.1 mm. As for its weight, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra tips the scale at 119 grams.
Among the One Touch Idol Ultra’s key specifications is a Super AMOLED Pentile display spanning 4.7 inches diagonally. This display has a High Definition resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The smartphone also has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor running under the hood, along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is its operating system. On its rear is an 8-megapixel main camera that supports 1080p video recording. Meanwhile, on its front is a 1.3-megapixel web camera for video chat. The smartphone supports both Quad-band GSM and dual-band HSPA, as well. To maintain the smartphone’s slim profile, Alcatel skipped on including a microSD card slot and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
In China, the One Touch Idol Ultra will hit the market this month, for the price of 2,799 RMB or around US $449. The bad news is that the smartphone will not be made available in stores in the United States soon. According to Android Authority, the smartphone’s ultra-thin measurements prevent it from getting a certification from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The One Touch Idol Ultra is just among the several mobile devices that Alcatel announced recently. Among the others are two tablets called the Evo 7 and Evo 7 HD, a line of Scribe phablets, and the One Touch Idol phablet.