Alcatel unveiled One Touch Alpha, Hero phones at IFA: Specifications

After announcing its One Touch Idol S and Mini phones and Evo 8 HD tablet a few days before the IFA, Alcatel has now announced two more Smartphones One Touch Idol Alpha and One Touch Hero at its IFA event. One Touch Idol Alpha features a 4.7 inch 720p HD display with curved lines and Aluminium frame, and a translucent edge at the top and the bottom of the phone for notifications. One Touch Hero comes with a 6 inch Full HD display with the most interesting set of accessories in recent times.


Alcatel One Touch Idol Alpha specifications:

  • 4.7 inch edge-to-edge 720p HD display
  • 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor (likely MediaTek or Snapdragon 200)
  • 12.1 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front-facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage
  • 2000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

The company noted in the press release:

IDOL ALPHA takes creativity to a new level with translucent edges, which illuminate in various modes such as charging, video, notifications, and more to give a smarter experience.


Alcatel One Touch Hero specifications:

  • 6 inch Full HD LCD display
  • 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor (likely MediaTek or Snapdragon 200)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 8/16 GB of internal storage expandable via a Micro SD card slot
  • 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front facing camera
  • 3400 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • MagicFlip cover with LED notifications, Stylus

The company noted in the press release:

The HERO comes with a stylus which transforms the phone into a creative enterprise tool letting you annotate, create memos and professional sketches. It is loaded with apps that fully utilize handwriting recognition, which enables desktop like functionality to create and edit office documents on the go.

Idol Hero eink

Alcatel has announced at least six accessories that can be bought separately. The most interesting one is an e-ink cover that attaches itself to the phone covering the main display and creates an e-ink display filter for your phone. It can be used for reading text-intensive content such as newspapers, magazines, e-books etc. It will not only save the battery but also be easy on your eyes. MagicFlip cover displays notifications on the embedded LED while protecting your display. A Bluetooth enabled secondary phone like HTC Mini+, a Pico projector, a TV Link connectivity device and a wireless charger with a cover are also available to buy separately.

Alcatel has not revealed the pricing or availability information at this point. We expect One Touch Idol Alpha to be a mid-range Smartphone and One Touch Hero to command a premium price, even though it is not a flagship Smartphone. Stay tuned for more information coming from IFA.