Alcatel had unveiled its reversible Idol 3 pair of smartphones at the MWC last month. The company has now announced that it will be accepting pre-orders for the phone starting April 21. The unique feature of Idol 3 is that you can take calls even when you hold it upside down.

The unlocked 5.5-inch version of Idol 3 will be available for pre-order for “online exclusive price” of $249.99, the MSRP of which is $279.00. Alcatel also said that they will begin shipping the device in May.

The 5.5-inch variant of Idol 3 smartphone features a 1920 x 1080p Full HD (443ppi) display. It is powered by 64-bit 1.7 GHz Qualcomm octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor and Adreno 405 GPU for graphics. The device features Technicolor Color Enhance technology for excellent colors, better visibility from all viewing angles and great outdoor readability.

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In the memory department, there is a 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The handset has a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing cam with a wide 84⁰ viewing angle and a 2910 mAh battery. Its dimensions are 152.7 x 75.14 x 7.4mm and it weighs 140.7 grams.

Idol 3 has front-facing 1.2 W JBL stereo speakers offering on-the-go sound system and it will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box. Alcatel OneTouch claims that the device will support all GSM networks in the US including AT&T and T-Mobile.

Well, you can pre-order the 5.5-inch IDOL 3 online from Alcatel OneTouch’s US website at the asking price of $249.99 which is about $29 less than its MSRP of $279.  The company hasn’t yet announced the availability and pricing of the smaller 4.7-inch Idol 3 version.

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