Alcatel Unveils Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7 and A7 XL

Alcatel has unveiled four new smartphones and they are; Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7 and A7 XL. Today we will be looking at their features and all other information you would wish to have about the devices. Let’s get started. 

We shall kick off with the Alcatel Idol 5S – Alcatel’s top offer from today’s announcement. This Idol 5S is not to be mistaken with the USA-based Idol 5S – while mostly the same the Idol 5S announced today ships with a Mediatek Helio P20 and has a different design to the Snapdragon 625-powered US model.

Other specifications of the Idol 5S includes a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD, a 12MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and a semi-large 1/2.8″ sensor (that’s good for larger than average 1.25µm-sized pixels). The selfie camera is an 8MP one.

In the memory department, the device has 3GB of RAM while the battery capacity is just 2,850mAh.

At the moment, the Idol 5S is available in Europe in Dark Gray at the price of €399.99. 

The cameras of Alcatel Idol 5 is different from that of 5S as it has a 13MP main snapper and a 5MP front-facing selfie snapper. The chipset is a little different too – it’s a quad-core Mediatek MT6753 instead of the octa-core Helio P20.

The Idol 5 is available now in Metal Silver and Metal Black at the price of €239.99.

3. Alcatel A7 XL

The Alcatel A7 XL features a 6.0-inch 1080p IPS LCD display and an impressive and non-removable 4,000mAh battery. The Phablet is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6750S and makes use of 3GB RAM.

The highlight feature of the A7 XL is the camera, dual cameras. It comes with dual 12MP and 2MP camera setup that provides a software blur effect for portrait shots.


Unlike the A7 XL, the Alcatel A7 doesn’t have dual cameras but gains a 16MP main one and can bolster its battery life by using the same 4,000mAh power plant with a smaller 5.5-inch 1080p display.

The Alcatel A7 XL will be available in Black and Gold this November starting at the price of €279.99, the Alcatel A7 is available now

Promise Amadi

Amadi Promise is an Assistant Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( who handles Sports & Educational sections. He loves sharing what he knows and also learns from others. Promise is also an Android developer at Rad5 Tech Hub.
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