TCL have launched their 8-core flagship phone and it’s a doozy. The TCL Idol X+ packs the latest 2.0Ghz MT6592 8-core chip for Antutu score of over 32,000! More details and photos here!
Yesterday afternoon, TCL invited media to Beijing to attend the launch of their new 8-core TCL Idol X+ Android smartphone. There had already been quite a buzz about the 8-core phone, as there tends to be around any TCL launch, but this new phone had the added excitement of coming with a new wearable device named the ‘Boomband’.
Anyway back to the phone. Like previous TCL phones the the IdolX+ is a handsome design which measurs just 7.9mm with a built-in battery, in this case a 2500mAh unit. Like the Idol X the Idol X+ has a 5-inch full HD display (1920 x 1080) and super narrow bezels of just 1.9mm, helping to maintain a comfortable body despite the large screen.
TCL have decided to focus on camera and audio improvements, along with performance, and from the specifications we can see the top of the range TCL phone sports a 13 mega-pixel rear sensor with F2.0 aperture. The main camera also has fast auto-focus and image stabilisation.
Audio gets a boost from the dedicated ES9018 Hi-Fi headphone amplifier and Maxim 9720 dual external speakers!
On top of all this TCL have managed to spec the faster 2.0Ghz MT6592 8-core processor in to the Idol X+ with 2GB RAM meaning you can be in store for some pretty serious performance. At the event Antutu benchmarks showed that the TCL Idol X+ is capable of scoring over 32,000 points! That’s the same sort of results we have seen from Snapdragon 800 powered phones!
TCL Idol X+ Full specifications
TCL Idol X+
|Release Date||15th January 2014|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass (unconfirmed)|
|CPU||2Ghz 8-core MT6592|
|Rear camera||13 mega-pixel|
|Video||1080 @ 30fps|
|Internal||16GB (32GB option)|
|Dual-sim||Yes, TD-SCDMA and WCDMA|
|Dimensions (mm)||7.9mm thin|
|Colours||White, black and other options|
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TCL Idol X+ photos
TCL Idol X+ price and availability
The TCL Idol X+ will be available for pre-order in China on the 15th January through Jingdong online E-commerce site. Pricing for the phone is very competitive at just 1999 Yuan ($320). Customers outside of China will either have to wait for resellers to offer the phone or for the Alcatel branded version to go on sale.[ Image source ]