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Alcatel One Touch Pixi & Idol S destined for SA ‘soon’

Alcatel, today 30 October, announced two new handsets destined for South Africa ‘soon’ at a launch event in Johannesburg.

Both the Idol S and OneTouch Pixi have been confirmed for South Africa with local network testing underway. The Pixi will be released just in time for Christmas at a recommended price of R699. Smaller than Idol S, the Pixi runs on Android 2.3 with a 1300mAh battery, features a 3.5″ HVGA (320×480) display, VGA camera, 1GHz processor and 256MB RAM.


The Idol S on the other hand is the larger of the two weighs 110 grams, has a 4.7-inch 1,280 x 720-pixel screen and DC-HSPA/ LTE data connectivity. It’s powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, has 4GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear / 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Pixi is said to be available at PEP Cell, Ackermans and Edcon (Edgars, CNA, Jet, Legit) retailers before the end of the year. The Alcatel Idol S on the other hand is expected to reach us during Q1 of 2014 at a RRP OF R2999.

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.