Alcatel, the French mobile phone manufacturer and telecommunications equipment company, will have two new smartphones to show off at IFA, amongst some other new devices and features.
The two new smartphones are the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini and One Touch Scribe Pro, we do wish they would stop making the name so long and uninspiring, but Alcatel seem happy with the One Touch brand.
First, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini, the odd bag of smaller components. With the norma mini idea, the flagship phone will have more performance and better design in all respects, but the One Touch Idol Mini has a 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, while the larger version has a single 1GHz processor.
The Idol Mini does have a lower resolution, with a 4.3-inch 480×800 screen. This is definitely a phone for developing markets. Alcatel do try and make smartphones with cheap prices but fail to ever inspire anything but cheapness.
The Alcatel One Touch Scribe Pro is a lot more interesting, with a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek chip, with 2GB of RAM, this is definitely a high-end device and not for developing markets like the Idol Mini.
The Scribe Pro has a 6-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution and is powered by an enormous 3400mAh battery. The battery is larger than the one in the Motorola Droid MAXX – offering 48 hours of battery life. With the 1080p screen and quad-core processor, the Scribe Pro is set to have less battery life even with the bigger battery.
At a price of $250, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Mini may be pushed a little too high, however, the Scribe Pro is said to only be $299 off contract, very attractive for a phone that rivals the Galaxy Mega, Xperia Z Ultra and Huawei Ascend Mate. Both will be coming to IFA 2013 according to recent reports.