The Alcatel Idol 3 will be available for consumers to purchase in the US beginning May 21, and pre-orders will also begin shipping at the same time.

Alcatel Idol 3 officially available in the US on May 21

Pre-orders of the budget friendly Alcatel Idol 3 are set to begin shipping on May 21, the same day that the company will officially begin selling the device in the US. Featuring a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM along with a 1.7GHz processor, the Idol 3 will run Android 5.0.2 out of the box. Priced at $279.99 with no contract, the Idol 3 can be purchased from Alcatel's own site, as well as from Amazon.

If you are in the market for a new smartphone, and don't want to break the bank, be sure to check out our full review of the Alcatel Idol 3 before making your decision.

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