For a few months at the beginning of this year, the Alcatel One Touch Idol Ultra was able to claim the title of “world’s thinnest smartphone”. Since then the even thinner Huawei Ascend P6 got official, and next month the Umeox X5 will get unveiled and take the crown.
The Ultra wasn’t the only Alcatel handset to sport the One Touch Idol brand, though. No, it seems that TCL (the Chinese company that owns the brand Alcatel) is really in love with this Idol designation, since in the meantime it’s also announced the Idol X.
Oh, and it seems to be working on an Idol Mini too. Here it is pictured in a couple of press renders that have been sent to @evleaks:
Alcatel may want to capitalize on the current ‘Mini’ trend in the smartphone world, one possibly started by the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini last year, and continued by the Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini so far.
The renders unfortunately don’t come with any specs attached, but it’s good to remember that Alcatel isn’t really known for extremely high-end devices, so the One Touch Idol Mini will probably end up being a midranger. Nothing wrong with that, it’s just important not to get your hopes up.