Is this the first look at the Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+?

Rumours that TCL, the parent company to Alcatel, would be offering an updated version of the Idol X broke last week, so is this render the first unofficial look at the new 8-core phone?

TCL/Alcatel launched the Idol X earlier this year. The stylish, thin phone became popular due to it’s excellent quality and fantastic quad-core performance. With such a great phone launching a successor might be a daunting task, but the team think they have it cracked with the 8-core Idol X+!

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tcl idol x +

Previous news suggested the new phone would share its design with the current model, but this image suggest a new design is to be used. Specification details claim a 5-inch 1080 display, 2GB RAM and 8-core chipset. Pricing is unconfirmed but a release date at CES seems likely!

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  1. Ted
    November 25, 2013

    does alcatel provide updates for their phones?

    • Evgenij Nebotov
      November 25, 2013

      it does. tcl idol x has 5 updates since original flash and alcatel has one , which is very similar to the latest tcl update. it doesn’t have serious glitches. i mean my sensation functioned worse, so i just don’t see any mean software issues with my current phone.

      • Ted
        November 25, 2013

        I am a bit confused. Is TCL the european/NA name under which Alcatel is branded as or are they the same thing exactly? Is there some reason why TCL got more updates and which one (Alcatel or TCL) is available in Europe? Thanks for you feedback btw.

        • Evgenij Nebotov
          November 25, 2013

          TCL is chinese name for home market. TCL owns Alcatel brand, using it for european sales.
          TCL was launched couple months before Alcatel and Alcatel’s first flash was close to the 4th flash of TCL.
          TCL has chinese+english language, Alcatel has a lot. + alcatel has a native supereconomy (power saving) mode, which does real wonders if you really know you must hold the battery for as long , as it can. up to 5-6 days in this mode on 2000mah battery sounds like a real wonder to me.
          TCL is 100% compatible with Alcatel software and vice versa, so is the hardware too.

          you welcome , guys. i’m quite satisfied with my phone , although it shows some abnormal wear signs on normal use. a bit peeling of color on side panels/buttons.

  2. Evgenij Nebotov
    November 25, 2013

    wonderful, but i would prefer it become a bit thicker or just have a little more life. my idol x battery doesn’t consistently live up to the evening. sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t . 10-15% more juice would be VERY beneficial for this nice phone.