Alcatel has come up with a very interesting way to package its latest smartphone – the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S. Instead of using a plain old cardboard box, Alcatel will package the mid-range device in a virtual reality (VR) headset.
Virtual reality has become such a big part of the tech industry. It’s the next big thing to look forward to, be it in mobile, software development, or gaming. The VR headset that comes with the OneTouch Idol 4S is actually Google Cardboard-compliant, which means you’ll be able to use the VR headset perfectly with the Google Cardboard app right out of the box.
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S will feature a 5.5-inch quad HD AMOLED display, running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 paired with 3GB of RAM. In terms of memory, the device has 16GB of internal storage complete with a microSD card slot for memory expansion. Camera wise, there’s an 8MP camera on the front for selfies and a 16MP camera round the back with flash LEDs on both sides. It will also be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with a 3,000mAh battery powering the device.
The OneTouch Idol 4S will go for USD$400 (about RM1,650). But even with the inclusion of the novelty of a VR headset, the price is still a little too high to pay for a mid-range device. The Idol 4S is set to make its official debut at Mobile World Congress this year.
(Source: Android Authority)