Alcatel OneTouch has been preparing the successor to the popular mid-range Idol 3 smartphone. It had, until a few hours ago, managed to keep its plans secret. However, an early (probably misjudged) listing on its product website revealed that TCL was working on not just one but two devices to take the place of the Idol 3.
According to the listings on the product pages of Alcatel OneTouch’s website which have since been taken down, the Idol 4 and Idol 4S will have a 5.2-inch and 5.5-inch. They will both run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Idol 4S will be the superior device as it will pack a Quad HD display while the Idol 4 will have a full HD panel. The 4S will also have a 16-megapixel main camera with video stabilization and a dual-tone LED flash. The front will get an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with a wide-angle lens. By comparison, the Idol 4’s camera will have the same selfie camera and similar features on the main camera save for the fact that it will be a 13-megapixel sensor.
The Idol 4S will have 32 GB onboard storage (expandable via a microSD card up to a theoretical 512 GB) and 3 GB RAM. Things will be a bit stepped down on the smaller Idol 4. The Idol 4 will have two variants and each will have different memory options. One variant will have 3 GB RAM while another will have 2 GB RAM. Both will have 16 GB internal storage.
All specifications of the Idol 4 and Idol 4S are as captured below:
It is worth noting that the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 was also available in two variants: a bigger 5.5-inch one and a sizeable 4.7-inch model. The larger Idol 3 had a full HD display while the smaller one had a HD display. You can read our review of the 4.7-inch Idol 3 here.
Source: Android Police