Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 price listed at $199 as pre-orders begin

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Smartphone season has begun, and Samsung has already impressed us with their latest flagships. Not every new device has curved glass or top-tier specs, and if you are looking for something more affordable, Alcatel may have the answer. The company has just put the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 up for pre-order on Amazon, and the price has been lowered temporarily for early adopters.

The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 was never meant to be an expensive handset, but for a limited time, the smartphone is listed at $199.99 on Amazon, which is cheaper than its usual price of $250. It’s straight from Alcatel’s Amazon shop as well, so you won’t be dealing with third-party vendors. If you’re wondering what $200 gets you, here are the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 specs…

  • 5-inch 1920 x 1080p IPS LCD display
  • Quad-Core 64-bit Snapdragon 615
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB/32GB of storage
  • 13MP rear cameras with LED flash
  • 8MP front-facing sensor
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, NFC, 4G LTE
  • 2,910mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 7mm x 75.1mm x 7.4mm

As you can see from the specs, the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 doesn’t measure up to the Galaxy S6 or the One M9. That said, it’s not far off, and while it’s missing some “flagship” features, it has one cool function those smartphones lack. The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 is “reversible” meaning you can talk into the top or bottom when picking it up so that it is never technically upside down.

If the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 seems like your cup of tea, you can hit up the link below to head on over to Amazon and put one on pre-order. The $200 price tag is only good through April 21st, after that it will go back up to $250.

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3

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