The Idol 5′s highlight is that it is optimized for virtual reality (VR). The smartphone comes bundled with VR home and VR Store apps for access to VR-ready content. The Idol 5 is compatible with Alcatel’s upcoming VR headset, the UNI360. The VR headset comes with features like on-screen call and message notifications which pass through the camera allowing you to view them. The VR Cinema app also turns any 2D movie into a VR content.
Alcatel Idol 5 specifications
The Alcatel Idol 5 features a 5.2-inch full HD display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top. Under its hood runs a MediaTek Helio P20 octa-core processor clocked at 2.35GHz. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card. In the photography department, the Idol 5 sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, and PDAF. Up front, it houses an 8-megapixel front camera with high CRI flash. ALSO READ: IFA 2017: Alcatel Idol 5S, Idol 5, A7 XL, A7 smartphones launched
Keeping the smartphone ticking is a 2,850mAh battery with Pump Express 2.0+ fast charging support. On the software front, it runs Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box. The connectivity options available on the Idol 5 include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. ALSO READ: Alcatel U5 HD with MediaTek MT6737 SoC, Android Nougat launched: Specifications, features
In comparison, the Idol 5 launched in Europe has a 5.2-inch full HD display along with 2.5D Dragontrial glass on top for protection. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6753 SoC paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. For photography, the Idol 5 features a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera. It is fueled by a 2,800mAh battery, and is available in two color options of Metal Silver and Metal Black.