It looks like Alcatel's MWC launch plans have been spoiled a bit, based on a couple of leaked support pages on the company's website just tipped to us. The Idol 4 and 4S follow up the rather nice Alcatel Idol 3 with beefed-up specifications all around. Though we don't have much in the way of visuals, we do have a lot of information.


The Idol 4 and 4S will have 5.2 and 5.5" screens, respectively, with the 4S clearly being the up-market device of the two. It has a brand-new Snapdragon 652 octacore processor, Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 3000mAh battery, and 16MP camera with dual-tone flash and something called an "8MP slow motion sub-camera" - whatever that means (maybe it's referring to front-facing). It will have 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM, plus a microSD card slot (yay). AT&T and T-Mobile LTE bands are standard, and there's even VoLTE support.

The standard Idol 4 has a 5.2" 1080p IPS LCD, Snapdragon 617 processor, 16GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, microSD slot, 2610mAh battery, 13MP rear camera with dual tone flash, and also runs Android 6.0. The same group of LTE bands are available for the US version as the 4S, it seems.

Here are the full specification sheets for the 4 and 4S, respectively, with links to the support pages at the bottom of this post (the support pages will likely be down pretty shortly).



One can assume these phones will likely launch at MWC, and hopefully we'll get information on pricing and release dates then. Alcatel priced the Idol 3 5.5 and 4 pretty aggressively, and a QHD Marshmallow phone with the newest Snapdragon 600-series chipset at an attractive MSRP could be a real seller. I quite liked the Idol 3, and I suspect I'll like these phones, as well. Maybe we'll get some hands-on time at the show.

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