In their presentation during the CES 2013 event, Alcatel won the crown of thinnest smartphone manufacturer in the world. With only 6.45 mm thick, the One Touch Idol Ultra has a Super AMOLED display of 4.7 inch, dual-core processor at 1.2 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device also comes with a 8 megapixel rear camera, a 1.3 megapixel front camera and the ability to record videos in 720p resolution. To reduce the thickness of the device, the company had to sacrifice its internal storage capacity (8 GB only) and completely eliminated any compatibility with accessories able to expand the capacity.
The smartphone is set to hit the Chinese market in January this year, in the suggested price of 2.799 RMB ($499). However, the device will hardly hit the Western market - according to HTC, the FCC has not approved the product launch in the U.S. due to reduced portfolio company.