Alcatel, a TCL-owned smartphone brand is apparently gearing up to expand its flagship line with Alcatel Idol 5S. The smartphone has now made its way into the database of a benchmarking website Geekbench, revealing little a few key specifications. What we can see from the listing, however, is that the Alcatel Idol 5S packs an octa-core (eight cores) MediaTek Helio P20 chip clocked at 1.69GHz in addition to 3GB RAM. Furthermore, the device runs the most recent Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
The Alcatel Idol 5S is expected to feature a 5.7-inch screen with 2560 x 1440 pixels QHD resolution and 515 PPI pixel density. It might feature a 16MP rear auto focus camera with PDAF and dual-tone LED flash. We are also expecting the device to house an 8MP secondary camera up front for selfies. The phone is also supposed to come up with dual-band Wi-Fi as well as USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connectivity.
The rumour also has it that another TCL-owned brand BlackBerry has geared up to launch the DTEK70 featuring QWERTY keyboard. Some of the images of the DTEK70 (also known as Mercury) were surfaced online earlier this year. Both the handsets — Alcatel Idol 5S and BlackBerry DTEK70 — are expected to come alive at the upcoming MWC (Mobile World Congress) exhibition in Barcelona, Spain.