TCL Idol X gets 2GB RAM and 1.5Ghz MT6589T Processor!

TCL and Alcatel may have teamed up to launch a range of high end MTK equipped Android smartphones, but it looks to us TCL have been keeping the best for themselves and will soon launch an updated Idol X with 2GB RAM and Turbo MT6589T CPU!

The Alcatel Idol X launched earlier this year and really became a hit due to it’s affordable price, great styling and excellent hardware. Well if you thought the Alcatel version of the Idol X was good you’re going to love the TCL model even more!

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TCL have taken the Idol X and made it their own with a 5-inch 1080 display, 2GB RAM, 1.5Ghz quad-core MT6589T processor and 13 mega-pixel rear camera all wrapped up in a light-weight 120g, 6.99mm body with 1.75mm bezels!

The whole phone looks great with the only possible downside being that the battery is a non replaceable unit. The TCL Idol X will launch later in the year and will be available in similar bright colors as the Alcatel variant.

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  1. hamsteyr
    June 13, 2013

    Nice. It could be a cheaper alternative to Alcatel’s models.

    Any word on the pricing?

    • June 13, 2013

      Nope, nothing mentioned sorry

  2. sere83
    June 13, 2013

    Wowzers, that’s glorious, being TCl though it will be very expensive

  3. June 13, 2013

    1.75mm bezel……..!!!!! That’s just incredible, hope they don’t price it on par with HTC one or Samsung Galaxy S4………..

    • Ace
      June 13, 2013

      It’s an MTK phone, they wont. They can do slimmer bezels, but they’re saving them for when there’s no more features you can advertise.

  4. Me
    June 13, 2013

    I am waiting for this phone for about 2 months, should come in July.
    Beautiful design and great specs.

  5. Me
    June 13, 2013

    Is the a diffeerence between the alcatel one touch idol x and the tcl idol x???
    WHichnone will be available in europe???

  6. okupka
    June 13, 2013

    TCL bought Alcatel brand for marketing purpose in Europe.
    So TCL = Alcatel. For example TCL P600 = Alcatel one touch snap.

  7. Simon
    June 13, 2013

    Should be a great phone at a fairly expensive price no doubt.

  8. shi
    June 13, 2013

    hi andi,
    what are your views on these phones? Are there models at par with their originals?
    as far as the pictures and specs are concerned, they look promising.

    • Michael Westcott
      June 13, 2013

      Quite often the display pictures used are of the real product, not the copies. Honestly I’d avoid clones and buy actual Chinese brands like Zopo

      • k86
        June 14, 2013

        I have a HDC One and a Premier. You can read my One’s review here :

        Pictures of android sale are real for the Premier and HDC One.

        The premier is heavier, bigger and thicker than my real S4 (photos are real). Screen is really 1080p though and camera can’t shoot in 18MP, only 13MP so far, i’m trying to sort this out with a developper and to finish batteries are fake, not 2500mA imo, but 1500mA according to battery widget.

        So HDC isn’t too great, but you are still getting a good phone.

  9. Simon
    June 13, 2013

    Shi welcome to the world of chinese smartphones 🙂

    • shi
      June 13, 2013

      thanks, but i am not able to get in what sense you said that-
      #confusing or #unreliable

  10. June 13, 2013

    Battery capacity?

    • June 15, 2013

      seems to be 2000mAh non-replaceable

  11. victorqtek
    June 14, 2013

    Hey all out there! Do you know that Alcatel is TCL’s brand name which they mostly use for overseas markets?

  12. Rafal
    June 14, 2013

    where can i buy IDOL X to ship internationally?

  13. Paturniaman
    June 14, 2013

    I hope in the full clone action; buy chinese phone and use an european (Alcatel) firmware and update! 🙂

  14. June 15, 2013

    looks like a perfect phone, please keep an eye on this model, Andi:)

    • June 15, 2013

      i even cancelled my order on umi x2 for it. too good to buy other phone and always want this one afterwards:D

  15. Tim
    June 18, 2013

    i was waiting for mlais mx58 pro to come in, but this looks dead sexy! I have a new favourite. The hardest part is being patient enough waiting for these to become available to purchase!

  16. david
    June 19, 2013

    This idol x dual sim ??