Alcatel Outs One Touch Idol Ultra, World's Slimmest Smartphone

Thank goodness we have Alcatel presence here in the Philippines.

Alcatel just announced new smartphones at CES 2013, including the "world's slimmest smartphone," further adding devices to its One Touch line. Their three new Jelly Bean devices include the One Touch Idol Ultra, the One Touch Idol, and One Touch Scribe.

The One Touch Idol Ultra, at 6.45mm thick, sports a 4.7-inch AMOLED display and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera. The One Touch Idol, at 110 g (which Alcatel claims is the "lightest smartphone" in its class), bears almost the same specs as the Idol Ultra, sans the AMOLED display which it replaced with IPS instead.

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Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra

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Alcatel One Touch Idol

Rounding up their trio is the One Touch Scribe HD. It's a 4G-capable 5-inch behemoth that is reportedly the first device ever to utilize MediaTek's MT6589 quad-core chipset. The company says that this device is able to simultaneously run power-hungry apps and provide a rich user experience.

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Alcatel One Touch Scribe HD

It's awesome to know that Alcatel is still going toe-to-toe with other brand giants such as Samsung and HTC by throwing premium-looking, admittedly beautiful stuff, albeit still a bit underpowered (fortunately there's the quad-core Scribe HD).  One thing: Will they retain the "world's slimmest smartphone" crown for a few months, or will anothr player stump them a few days later at CES 2013?

Here's to hoping these devices would arrive in the Philippines ASAP.

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