Mar 01 AT 11:57 AM Evan Selleck 3 Comments

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 will offer two variants, can be used upside down

image Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3

New devices are a dime a dozen at Mobile World Congress, as companies aim to get their new smartphone at the top of the pile for at least a little while. The latest new addition to the hardware mix is from Alcatel Onetouch, and it’s the new Idol 3.

Alcatel Onetouch has officially announced the Idol 3, and that it will come in two different variants. The first of which will feature a 4.7-inch display, while the other, larger, handset will boast a 5.5-inch screen. Here’s a nice bulleted list to take it all in:

  • 4.7-inch 1280×720 IPS display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear, 5-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB of storage, microSD card slot
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual SIM model will be available
  • Android 5.0 beneath a custom user interface
  • 134.6 x 65.9 x 7.55mm

And, here’s the larger option, for those who want a big screen with their daily driver:

  • 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display
  • Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear, 8-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB of storage, microSD card slot
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 2910mAh battery
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Dual SIM model will be available
  • Android 5.0 beneath a custom user interface
  • 152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm

Both handsets offer something else that Alcatel Onetouch feels like mentioning, and that’s that both handset can be used upside down thanks to their “reversible design.” So, if you happen to pick up the phone in the traditionally wrong orientation, well, the Idol 3 will switch its software to keep on working for you.

Both Idol 3 variants will feature front-facing speakers from JBL, too.

What do you think?

Source: Alcatel Onetouch

Evan is a pretty big fan of technology, from phones to video game consoles and everything in between.

    Most Tweeted This Week

  • hp420

    Enabling 180 degree rotation is anything but a “design”, not to mention all it requires is a 3rd party app with root permission.

  • Salvador

    excelente equipo llevo dos semanas con el

  • Tom

    So I’ve been living in the future for all these years that I’ve been able to invert my phone? Full 360 rotation has been around for quite a bit on custom builds.