The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra is the Thinnest Smart Phone Ever
The thinnest phone in the world, the Alcatel One Touch Idol finally goes on sale. In the past few years out smart phones have been getting larger all the while fluctuating right round the same area of thickness. Most recently Samsung’s Galaxy S4 measures in at 7.9mm thin, while its direct competition the iPhone 5 is 7.6 mm thin, but this new Alcatel handset is going to change all of that and potentially put the thin back into the smart phone race. The only unfortunate issue surrounding the Alcatel One Touch Idol is it will only be made available in Asia.
Alcatel began to show off the One Touch Idol Ultra back at CES earlier this year, touting the handset as the thinnest ever. But unlike other ‘firsts’ it looks as if the Idol Ultra will actually become a physical, purchasable reality. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra will be made available to “select markets” in Asia. The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra will be a limited release that will cost around SR 1299 which translates into about $350 and according to the picture here it has been on sale since May 7th. So what can we expect from the thinnest phone ever? The Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra measures in at a mere 6.45 mm thin and comes to you in a slate styled build. It comes packing a 4.7 inch 720p HD AMOLED touch screen that offers up 312 pixels per inch. Internally this new slim device is set up to run with a MediaTek MT6577 system chip that uses a Dual Core, 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of built in storage with a maximum user space of 13.3 GB. Around back of its amazingly thin build you’ll find an 8 mega pixel camera with all the tricks and 720p HD video recording. A front facing camera is also available at 1.3 mega pixels. Additional connectivity that can be found in the One Touch Idol Ultra include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro USB and of course runs with the latest in Android version 4.1.
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