The 5.5-inch Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 which was made official last month at MWC is now up for pre-order in the US. This is happening through Alcatel's own official store, which is powered by Amazon. You can pre-order the device unlocked and sans carrier contract for $199.99.
That price will however only be valid until April 20 at 11:59 PM PDT. From that point on, the amount you have to pay for the Idol 3 goes up to $249.99. The pre-ordered handsets are going to start shipping on May 21, which is also this model's official release date for the US.
The phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 SoC (with an octa-core CPU having four Cortex-A53 cores going to 1.5 GHz and another four capped at 1 GHz), 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 4G LTE, a 13 MP main camera, an 8 MP selfie shooter, and a 2,910 mAh battery. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The standout feature for the Idol 3 is the fact that it's reversible - meaning you can pick it up and talk even if its top side is down. This is enabled by the symmetrical design of its dual front-facing speakers.