While the rest of the world can buy the Alcatel One Touch Idol X for $300, Chinese customers can now buy it as the TCL Idol X for just $277 with an updated 1.5Ghz chipset!
TCL (the manufacturers of Alcatel phones here in China) and China’s E-commerce giant Jingdong Mall (formally 360buy) have teamed up to launch the exclusive TCL Idol X here in China.
If you’re familiar with the Alcatel One Touch Idol X, you will already notice that the TCL version uses the same design and even packs the same hardware, which is all impressive stuff considering the low-price tag.
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The business end of the phone boasts a 5-inch OGS, 1080 display with 1.75mm narrow bezels to keep the Idol X at a comfy size. Speaking of size the TCL Idol X measures just 6.99mm, however this has limited the battery to just a 2000mAh unit!
Other hardware highlights include an updated 1.5Ghz quad-core Mediatek MT6589T processor with faster GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB built-in memory, 13 mega-pixel rear camera and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS!
Jingdong Mall started selling the TCL Idol X yesterday and are shipping the phone with a flip cover which features a window so you can see notifications and weather info without having to open it.