Alcatel Announced One Touch Hero – A Giant Phone With Rich Accessories, And Idol Alpha

Alcatel has a busy week, after the models Idol S and Idol Mini, which were announced two days ago, the company presenting at IFA Berlin 2013 two new models: Idol Alpha, a mid-range phone and One Touch Hero, a giant phone of 6″ with a generous portfolio of accessories.


The first of these models, Alcatel Idol Alpha, seems like a recently announced enhanced version of Idol S. The phone offers an IPS screen diagonal of 4.7″ and resolution HD hardware platform is a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz with unknown origin. The phone features 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory and a camera with 12 MP sensor, plus a battery with a capacity of 2000 mAh and the usual features HSPA +, Bluetooth and GPS.

As well as Idol S, Idol Alpha also provides a housing with a thickness of 7.5 mm, but it uses a frame made ​​of aluminum and has two translucent areas were are located capacitive buttons for control and signaling system, a constructive detail I’ve seen used on some Sony phones.

One Touch Hero is a solid phone with TFT display with Full HD resolution of 6″ which is interesting because of the available accessories. The phone is based on a known quad-core solution clocked at 1.5 GHz and 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal storage with single SIM version and 16 GB for the dual SIM. Phone provides a battery with a capacity of 3400 mAh, a camera with 13 MP sensor and a front 2MP sensor, but the most interesting aspects are incidental.

Idol Alpha

Include a dedicated phone screen digitizer, Alcatel offers a stylus and apps optimized for this mode. In addition to this, buyers can choose a cover with E-Ink screen that will allow reading eBooks without using your phone, a flip light casing for notifications, Miracast compatible USB adapter for wireless video streaming to any television, wireless charger housing with a compact video projector that offers a docking station.

Alcatel did not disclose the prices of the two new products, announcing only that One Touch Hero will hit the market somewhere in October.

About Federick Istat

Federick is the technical editor for He is our expert on everything related to computer components, from cooling systems for next-generation video cards up to processor overclocking.

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