Alcatel has announced that the Idol 3 — we say it's one of the best values in mobile today and one of our top winners from Mobile World Congress — will be available Canada-wide starting June 30. Featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM along with a 1.7GHz processor, the Idol 3 delivers a high-end experience at a budget price. Alcatel lists the Idol 3 as compatible with the following carrier mobile networks: Bell, Telus, Rogers, Virgin, PC Mobile, Solo, Saskatel, Koodo, Public Mobile, Fido and Chatter
We aren't yet given a price, but the US model retails for $249 so we can guess the Canadian model will be priced comparably. The Idol 3 will be available both in-store and online from Bell, TELUS and Videotron.
ALCATEL ONETOUCH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE AWARD-WINNING IDOL 3 FOR CANADA BEGINNING JUNE 30
IDOL 3 5.5-inch smartphone will be available in Canada both in-store and online at Bell, TELUS and Videotron beginning on June 30, 2015
IRVINE, Calif. – June 18, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH - the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in North America* - has announced the Canadian availability of the award-winning IDOL 3 at Bell, TELUS and Videotron as of June 30. Winner of the Android Authority Editors' Choice and Mashable Choice awards, among others, the IDOL 3 was one of the big surprises at this year's Mobile World Congress; challenging the convention of an affordable flagship smartphone.
"IDOL 3 is changing customer expectations by redefining the flagship smartphone experience," said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. "With IDOL 3, we've partnered with top brands like Qualcomm, JBL and Technicolor to deliver the best in class experience for our customers at a price that's considerably less than other flagship smartphones in the market. Others try to justify outrageous prices for their top devices and we're out to show our customers they can get a device with the high-end features they want, at a price that won't empty their wallet."
Offering dual-front facing speakers featuring JBL Audio, a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with technicolor enhance technology and a 2910mAh battery to power through a full days use, the IDOL 3 offers consumers the best experience for their money. The IDOL 3 also comes packed with other unique features, such as a fully reversible user interface that makes the screen adaptive to be right side up even if the phone itself is upside down. You'll never miss any of life's moment either, thanks to IDOL 3's 13MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle front camera. IDOL 3 is also the first smartphone in North America to include the innovative security feature Eye-D – a biometric technology that uses eye print verification for secure authentication to unlock a user's device with a simple selfie.
IDOL 3 is the first globally released flagship from ALCATEL ONETOUCH and is the latest in the company's award-winning IDOL line of smartphones, known for combining the best of high-end design and features; following last year's IDOL X+ and IDOL 2S.
IDOL 3 Key Features: DISPLAY
5.5-inch Full-HD IPS Display (1920x1080), with Technicolor Color Enhance for greater viewing angles – even in direct sunlight + Fully Reversible UI
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 MSM8939 Octa-Core 1.7GHz (64-bit), Adreno 405 @ 550MHz
LTE FDD: B2/4/5/7/12/17, 150Mbps Downlink, 50Mbps Uplink + VoLTE
Android Lollipop 5.0.2
13MP Main Camera + 8MP Wide-Angle Front Camera
Dual 1.2 Watt Front-Facing JBL Stereo Speakers
16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (LP-DDR3); Expandable Memory Via MicroSD (up to 128GB)
2910mAh With Up To 13 Hours Talk Time and Up to 600 Hours Standby Time
To learn more about the IDOL 3, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.ca.
*Strategy Analytics - North America Smartphone Vendor & OS Market Share by Country: Q1 2015
About ALCATEL ONETOUCH
ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.
For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.ca