# IFA2017: Alcatel wants to invade mid-range with Idol 5, A7 and A7 XL

It’s not just high-end smartphones in life, and Alcatel has understood it. The brand hopes to occupy a little more the segments more accessible thanks to its new models.
Alcatel, which belongs to the Chinese TCL, took advantage of the IFA to present three new smartphones rather affordable.

The good sales of the Idol range obviously pushed Alcatel to continue its momentum. Behind its now brushed metal design, the Idol 5 features a mid-range technical datasheet. Equipped with a 5.2 inch Full HD display, it is equipped with the nice SoC Mediatek 6753 and 3 GB of RAM. The photo is provided by a 13 Mpx sensor at the back (with a f / 2.0 aperture) and 5 Mpx at the front. The 16GB storage space can be expanded up to 128GB with a MicroSD card.

The software part seems well finished and offers some good ideas as an application clone that allows to use two accounts at the same time (Facebook, Twitter) on the smartphone. We also note the presence of a virtual button, which brings up a small carousel with up to eight functions (shortcut, search bar …).

The IDOL 5 will soon be available in France, Metal Silver and Metal Black, for a suggested retail price of € 239.

The other two models are similar since they are Idol A7 and A7 XL. it is larger format since the former has an IPS panel of 5.5 inches against 6 inches for the second. The A7 boasts a SoC MediaTek MT6750T, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (expandable via MicroSD). The photo is provided by a rear sensor of 16 Mpx and 8 Mpx for self portraits. The finish is rather successful. The Alcatel A7 will be available in France at the beginning of October at a public price of 249 euros.


The A7 XL is equipped with a MediaTek 6750S, 3 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM (also expandable). On the photo side, we find here a double photo module of 12 + 2 Mpx which will add depth of field (software). The front sensor remains at 5 Mpx. The Alcatel A7 XL will be available in black and gold colors from November 2017 to the public price of 279.99 euros

The two smartphones have a battery of 4000 mAh, which should allow to enjoy a good autonomy.



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