The long-time rumored Alcatel Idol X+ has been officially announced by TCL, which is the Chinese company that now owns the (in)famous French brand. And yes, this beast does rock MediaTek’s octa-core chip (MT6592) clocked at 2GHz. Furthermore, it packs 2GB of RAM, 5-inch full HD IPS screen, 2,500mAh battery and a 13-megapixel f/2.0 camera on the back. All this is packed into a 7.9mm-thin body, making for a that much sexier look and feel.
And there’s more. Alongside the new smartphone, TCL also unveiled Boom Band Bluetooth activity plus sleep tracker. Available inside the box to anyone purchasing the Idol X+, this is a plastic wristband (available in several colors) that can also serve as a proximity alarm in case you accidentally leave your phone behind. A companion app comes included, allowing you to manage this device, as well as track your performance over time.
The best part is the price. All this will sell starting from January 15th for 1,999 Yuan, which translates into some $330. The lack of LTE connectivity support may be a deal-breaker for some, whereas most of the world wouldn’t mind anyway. No word on global availability, though.