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Alcatel announces the World’s Thinnest Smartphone, a Phablet, and a Mid-Range Android Jelly Bean Phone

Alcatel announces a whole bunch of new smartphones at CES 2013 today, starting with the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra, which is supposedly the world’s thinnest smartphone so far, measuring just 6.45mm in thickness and featuring a 4.7 inch HD AMOLED screen.


Apart from that, it’s powered by a 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and there’s an 8 Megapixel camera at the back. No word on pricing or availability just yet.

Next, we have Alcatel’s new One Touch Scribe, a quad-core MediaTek MT6589 SoC that boasts a 5 inch HD screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1GB of RAM, support for LTE/4G and an 8 megapixel camera at the back.



And lastly, we have the entry-level Alcatel One Touch Idol, which is a lightweight smartphone that’s 8.15 mm thick, with a 4.7 inch qHD IPS Display, a 1.2 Ghz Dual Core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 8 Megapixel camera, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. I couldnt find a picture of it on Alcatel’s site unfortch.

More info in the full press release below.

[toggle_content title=”Press Release” class=””]ALCATEL ONE TOUCH Announces LTE and 1080P Editions to ONE TOUCH Scribe
Smartphone Series at 2013 Consumer Electronics Show

Las Vegas, Nevada (Consumer Electronic Show) – January 8, 2013 – TCL
Communication, designer and manufacturer of ALCATEL ONE TOUCH branded mobile
devices, announced today the latest devices in their ONE TOUCH Scribe smartphone
series, the ONE TOUCH Scribe X and the ONE TOUCH Scribe HD-LTE. The devices will be
shown for the first time at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

The ONE TOUCH SCRIBE series was designed to enable people to express themselves
in a new way, offering a perfect balance between slim design, large display, outstanding
performance, and rich user experience.


The ONE TOUCH Scribe X provides a truly enhanced user experience with a 5″ full HD
1080p display screen for impressively rich graphics and a 12MP camera for crystal
clear photography. Together with a 720p HD front camera, a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU, the
feature-rich device will come loaded with a full set of creative features and accessories
that will enable users to create movies, edit photos and connect wirelessly to their TV’s
to extended the device’s entertainment capabilities.


The ONE TOUCH ScribeHD-LTE is perfect for users seeking a faster mobile experience
for both work and play. The device provides high-speed data performance with no
compromise to its stunning and slim form factor. Sacrificing nothing in functionality
and incorporating the breakthrough speeds of an LTE connection, the device offers
a unique combination of creativity and connectivity, allowing users to manage their
multifaceted lives like never before.

For 20 years, the ALCATEL brand has brought global innovation and quality in mobile
telephony to the widest-range of audiences. The ONE TOUCH smartphone product line
leverages on that expertise, bringing unique products, priced to be accessible to all.

“The ALCATEL ONE TOUCH brand prides itself on the commitment to bring consumers
innovation and quality in mobile technology, at a great price,” said Dan Dery,
Chief Marketing Officer. “The ONE TOUCH Scribe series truly showcases this value
proposition offering a very broad selection of options to consumers: 4G, LTE, and a
version with a more advanced feature set. All of which are offered with a full eco-
system of accessories (pens, Wifi Display dongles for wireless connection to TV and a
large catalog of Magic-Flips).”[/toggle_content]