ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 2 S now available at Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile

ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 2 SALCATEL ONETOUCH today announced that the IDOL 2 S has landed in Canada and is available through Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile Canada. It replaces the aging Idol X which launched here at the beginning of the year.

“The IDOL 2 S aligns with our commitment to bring affordable, innovative devices to our customers in North America,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “With its premium design and affordable price point, the IDOL 2 S combines the performance of LTE and a quad-core processor with a larger 5-inch display offering an enhanced user experience.”

ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 2 S specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+ 42Mpbs/GSM
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 5-inch HD (720×1280) IPS
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal storage: 8GB
  • External storage: MicroSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP AF with LED flash and 1080p 30fps video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Sensors: Proximity, light, compass, gyro
  • Battery: 2,150mAh
  • Dimensions: 136.5 × 69.7 × 7.45 millimeters
  • Weight: 126 grams
  • Colours: Slate, Full White

While the IDOL 2 S is an improvement over the IDOL X in some areas, it also sports a few downgraded specifications. For example, the IDOL 2 S supports LTE connectivity but the display has been downgraded from a 1080p HD one to a 720p one and the camera from 13MP to 8MP, albeit with 1080p video capture.

The ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL 2 S is available through Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobility for free on a two-year contract for CA$299.95 outright.

Sources : ALCATEL ONETOUCH // Bell Mobility // Virgin Mobile Canada