Alcatel’s One Touch Idol Ultra Is The Latest Contender for The Title of World’s Slimmest Smartphone

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You probably didn’t expect someone like Alcatel to shine at a major tech event like CES, but that’s exactly what the French company has done. The One Touch Scribe X and One Touch Scribe HD LTE grabbed much of the Vegas spotlight yesterday, but that’s not all Alcatel has to brag about.

The OT Idol Ultra is an equally impressive Android smartphone, although for different reasons than the members of the Scribe family. Unlike those, which had power on their side, the Idol Ultra has the upper hand in terms of design.

In fact, Alcatel plans to market the Ultra as the “world’s slimmest smartphone”, which might well be, with a 6.45 mm thickness and 119 grams weight (to be honest, we haven’t really been keeping close tabs on who claims that they have the thinnest or lightest slab of silicon these days).

The 4.7-incher is not exactly a run-of-the-mill handheld in the hardware department either, boasting a 1,280 x 720 pix res Super AMOLED display and being powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU, coupled with 1 GB of RAM.

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean gives the package a nice buttery smooth feel, but before getting your checkbooks ready, know that this will probably never reach the States. China will however get it this month for 2,799 RMB ($449) unlocked, which sounds like a pretty good deal.

Via [Droid Dog]

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