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ALCATEL ONETOUCH and MediaTek Together present world's first 2GHz True Octa-Core smartphone

ALCATEL ONETOUCH IDOL X+ powered by MediaTek MT6592, delivering greater performance and ultimate multi-tasking experiences as 8 cores can run simultaneously.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ALCATEL ONETOUCH and MediaTek Inc., today announced that ALCATEL ONETOUCH have upgraded their flagship smartphone series to create the IDOL X+, an ultra-compact, premium smartphone powered by the MT6592 True Octa-Core chipset, which allows 2GHz eight cores to work simultaneously to enable the next level of performance and power efficiency.

The beautifully designed smartphone features a Full HD 441ppi display with "0" bezel for an edge-to-edge experience on the full lamination 5" screen. The IDOL X+ also brings an unmatched viewing angle of more than 170 degrees to create life-like display in a world where image is everything, enhanced by the 13.1Mpxl FULL HD camera.

Featuring the MediaTek MT6592, the IDOL X+ carries specifications and is able to enhance performance, increase battery efficiency and therefore improve the overall user experience. The MT6592 is the world's first heterogeneous computing SOC with scalable eight-core processing and is designed to benefit higher-end mobile devices that require additional computational capabilities to support for:

  • Better battery performance: 40% reduction in battery usage for web browsing with Wi-Fi,  and 65% reduction in decoding Full HD video when compared to quad-core platform
  • Advanced multi-tasking and improved user experiences: smoother web browsing since every browser tab is allocated to a different core
  • Improved 3D graphics performance and long-lasting, premium gaming experiences

Dan Dery, Chief Marketing Officer at ALCATEL ONETOUCH remarked, "We are thrilled to launch the world's first 2GHz True Octa-Core smartphone. Combining ALCATEL ONETOUCH's distinct design flare and visually immersive features with the power and efficiency of MediaTek's MT6592 chipset, means we are able to deliver a leading smartphone experience for customers around the world."

Jeffrey Ju, MediaTek General Manager, Smartphone Business Unit added, "We are seeing an increased need for heavy downloading, hardcore gaming and high quality video viewing coupled with the demand for increased battery life and computing power and the MT6592 is designed to intelligently maximize the use of all eight cores simultaneously to address these needs. We are happy to see it launched in the ALCATEL ONETOUCH's new flagship IDOL X+."

The IDOL X+ also provides the best Android experience with ONETOUCH LIVE, a single location from which users can easily download the latest and best apps on the market.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code "2454", MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek's website at www.mediatek.com.

About ALCATEL ONETOUCH

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is simple, unexpected, down to earth, irreverent and colourful. We believe that what makes technology smart is what you can do with it rather than what it can do.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a brand within TCL Communication, an international multicultural company which designs, develops, and markets globally a growing range of mobile and Internet devices. TCL Communication is a public company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (2618.HK) and part of TCL Corporation one of the largest consumer electronics companies in the world.

ALCATEL ONETOUCH is a SMART MOVE.  

For more information, please visit www.alcatelonetouch.com.  

SOURCE MediaTek Inc.

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