Hands-on: Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra [VIDEO]

Alcatel One Touch has plenty of device’s to show off at Mobile World Congress, but if any sticks out above the rest it’s the Idol Ultra. While the specs don’t necessarily “wow” us at every turn, it’s the beautifully simple (and sleek) build that makes the handset so attractive.

Perhaps that’s because the materials and design reminded us a bit of the HTC One X, arguably one of the best smartphone designs from the past few years. But even considering the similarities in build quality the One Touch Idol Ultra stands out on its own (that’s not to say it comes close to grazing what the One X is, though). The best design element is the phone’s slim build, measuring in at a mere 6.45mm. Alacatel calls it the world’s thinnest smartphone.

Specs include a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.7-inch 720p display, and 8MP camera. The phone runs Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) with a light UI skinning on top.

The Alcatel One Touch Ultra Idol will land in the US later this year priced at around $450 without a carrier subsidy.

 

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