Alcatel Launches Flagship Idol 4s and Idol 4 in Pakistan

Alcatel, the Chinese smartphone brand from TCL corporation, has finally launched its flagship smartphones Idol 4s and Idol 4 in Pakistan.

Also known as Alcatel OneTouch, Alcatel started its journey in Pakistan 3 months ago when it launched 7 mid-range smart and feature phones through its distributor i2 Pakistan.

Unfortunately, the prices of these devices were not in line with the Pakistani handset market and the fact that Alcatel is still an unknown brand among customers in Pakistan.

Now Alcatel has appointed United Mobile as their official distributor to expand the availability of devices across Pakistan, but the prices are still on the higher side.

The price of Idol 4S is Rs. 49,500 where as it goes for $400 in other international markets. Similarly, Idol 4 is priced at Rs. 28,750 where as in International markets it goes around $200.

If Alcatel wants to survive in Pakistan, the company really needs to re-think their pricing strategy. Alcatel smartphones are good and it’s fair to say that the build quality matches that of Huawei and OPPO. However, Alcatel doesn’t enjoy the brand recognition as other Chinese smartphone makers have achieved over the years.

Key Specifications of Idol 4S:

  • 5.5-inch AMOLED display 1440 x 2560
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 32GB of on-board storage
  • Up to 512GB SD Card
  • 16MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge
  • 4G LTE & 3G Support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Free VR Headset
  • Price: Rs. 49,500

Key Specifications of Idol 4:

  • 5.2-inch IPS Display 1920 x 1080
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage
  • Up to 512GB SD Card
  • 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
  • 2610mAh battery
  • 4G LTE & 3G Support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct,
  • NFC, Micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.2
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Price: Rs. 28,750

    • Oneplus is also quite expensive product in Pakistan. I mean check out oneplus 2 pr X’s prices. While they are just about 200usd. Here its more than 30k

  • This is because it is not Alcatel in Pakistan. These are greedy distributors of Gcc Uae who got license to sell. 6 months and they will pack up.

  • Are they mad? OPPO F1 Plus with 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 5.5 Inch full HD display, F.P Scanner, 16 MP Front camera, 13 MP Back Camera and with Super Fast charging is available in market in just Rs. 33,000.
    Alcatel seems in no mood to survive in Pakistan.

    • You are right but you also need to consider Oppo is mtk helio. This is Qualcomm. Even though mtk os getting better but Qualcomm will just kill it when it comes to performances. I still believe though that being new entrant they need to lower their prices

  • well 400 plus tax so I say its more like 6 to 7 thousand premium here, not hand n leg kinda premium.
    4s is one of the best mid rangers around that actually kicks many flagships too.

    ps: free VRHeadset included.

  • no type c , no ois , small battery …

    stupid phone , stupid price.

    good luck ripping off imbecile pakistanis …

  • You can get Nexus 5x 32gb for that price. Or 20k kit logo lg g4. So why bother. Also you can import umi super for 20k from aliexpress or GearBest. So yeah Alcatel sure has to think about their pricing. The funny thing is all these cheaper Chinese alternatives are actually cheaper in China, india or US but expensive in Pakistan. May be because First Pakistani’s easily go for gimmicks such as gesture waking up of oppo and pathetic beautify selphie camera gimmicks.
    I remember i was on a shop where the dukandar was trying to sell oppo to a customer who wanted to buy Samsung’s A series. I told the guy that nothing from oppo will compare samsung unless you are going to buy premium oppo R7. Which again is so expensive that you might just buy galaxy s6 instead.
    (I’m not a Samsung fan but their build quality is good and most ppl love their screens i don’t)

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