In the past we have seen Alcatel release smartphones although they might not necessarily be the name one thinks of when it comes to smartphones. However recently we have seen leaks of Alcatel’s alleged upcoming Idol X+ handset and the good news is that the handset is now official and even comes with an companion accessory known as the BOOMBand. As far as specs are concerned, the newly announced Alcatel Idol X+ device will sport a 5” Full HD 1080p display. It will also pack 2GB of RAM, a 2GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor, 16GB of onboard storage, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 2,500mAh battery, and will measure 7.9mm thin with a bezel 1.9mm thin.
It sounds like a pretty decent device and is expected to be made available in the Chinese market come 15th January 2014 for around $330. As far as the BOOMBand is concerned, it’s not exactly a smartwatch but it is a wearable Bluetooth device that Alcatel states will be able to track for activity as well as to ensure that you do not leave your phone behind, presumably by alerting the user once they are out of Bluetooth range. We’re not sure if Alcatel has plans to eventually bring the Idol X+ handset to other countries, but perhaps we might learn more in the future.