Alcatel Idol 3 available in Canada on June 30th

If you’re in Canada and and the new Alcatel Idol 3 has been on your radar, you’ll be glad to hear that Alcatel just announced its arrival, on June 30th.  The Idol 3 will be available in-store and online at Bell, TELUS, and Videotron.

The Idol 3 has been picking up quite the praise due to how much phone you get for the relatively low price tag.  It is definitely one of the most enticing budget offerings of the year.  To recap, we’re looking at 5.5-inch 1080P IPS LCD, octa-core Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 13 MP rear camera, JBL-powered dual front speakers, 2,910 mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

There’s no word on the CAD pricing yet, but it’s probably safe to assume it’ll translate close to USD price of $250.  Be sure to check out our review of the Idol 3.

[toggles title=”Press Release”]ALCATEL ONETOUCH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF THE AWARD-WINNING IDOL 3 FOR CANADA BEGINNING JUNE 30

IDOL 3 5.5-inch smartphone will be available in Canada both in-store and online at Bell, TELUS and Videotron beginning on June 30, 2015

IRVINE, Calif. – June 18, 2015 – ALCATEL ONETOUCH – the fifth largest smartphone manufacturer in North America* – has announced the Canadian availability of the award-winning IDOL 3 at Bell, TELUS and Videotron as of June 30. Winner of the Android Authority Editors’ Choice and Mashable Choice awards, among others, the IDOL 3 was one of the big surprises at this year’s Mobile World Congress; challenging the convention of an affordable flagship smartphone.

“IDOL 3 is changing customer expectations by redefining the flagship smartphone experience,” said Steve Cistulli, Senior Vice President & General Manager of North America for ALCATEL ONETOUCH. “With IDOL 3, we’ve partnered with top brands like Qualcomm, JBL and Technicolor to deliver the best in class experience for our customers at a price that’s considerably less than other flagship smartphones in the market. Others try to justify outrageous prices for their top devices and we’re out to show our customers they can get a device with the high-end features they want, at a price that won’t empty their wallet.”

Offering dual-front facing speakers featuring JBL Audio, a 5.5-inch Full-HD display with technicolor enhance technology and a 2910mAh battery to power through a full days use, the IDOL 3 offers consumers the best experience for their money. The IDOL 3 also comes packed with other unique features, such as a fully reversible user interface that makes the screen adaptive to be right side up even if the phone itself is upside down. You’ll never miss any of life’s moment either, thanks to IDOL 3’s 13MP main camera and 8MP wide-angle front camera. IDOL 3 is also the first smartphone in North America to include the innovative security feature Eye-D – a biometric technology that uses eye print verification for secure authentication to unlock a user’s device with a simple selfie.

IDOL 3 is the first globally released flagship from ALCATEL ONETOUCH and is the latest in the company’s award-winning IDOL line of smartphones, known for combining the best of high-end design and features; following last year’s IDOL X+ and IDOL 2S.

IDOL 3 Key Features: DISPLAY

5.5-inch Full-HD IPS Display (1920×1080), with Technicolor Color Enhance for greater viewing angles – even in direct sunlight + Fully Reversible UI

PROCESSOR

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615 MSM8939 Octa-Core 1.7GHz (64-bit), Adreno 405 @ 550MHz

CONNECTIVITY

LTE FDD: B2/4/5/7/12/17, 150Mbps Downlink, 50Mbps Uplink + VoLTE

OPERATING SYSTEM

Android Lollipop 5.0.2

CAMERA

13MP Main Camera + 8MP Wide-Angle Front Camera

SOUND

Dual 1.2 Watt Front-Facing JBL Stereo Speakers

MEMORY

16GB ROM + 2GB RAM (LP-DDR3); Expandable Memory Via MicroSD (up to 128GB)

BATTERY

2910mAh With Up To 13 Hours Talk Time and Up to 600 Hours Standby Time

To learn more about the IDOL 3, please visitwww.alcatelonetouch.ca.

*Strategy Analytics – North America Smartphone Vendor & OS Market Share by Country: Q1 2015

About ALCATEL ONETOUCH

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

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