Alcatel has launched a new smartphone in the Indian market with a bundled VR headset. The smartphone comes with free VR headset and JBL earphones to compliment the VR experience.
The Alcatel IDOL 4 was unveiled back in February 2016 at the Mobile World Congress along with the IDOL 4S. The smartphone is launched Priced at Rs. 16,999, exclusively on Flipkart.
The sale for Alcatel Idol 4 will start from 8th November 2016 on Flipkart. The launch comes after a long time from Alcatel.
Alcatel IDOL 4 offers distinct looks and borrows it’s design cues from HTC and Sony devices. There is presence of Dual speakers at the front which offer Hi-Fi sound experience. Additionally, the smartphone comes with Waves Max Audio and offers immersive sound experience.
The curved smartphone boasts of a metallic design with back side made of glass. The design looks refreshing and breaks the clutter of similar looking smartphones.
The smartphone comes with 5.2 inch display and has Dragontrail glass protection along with the 2D curve glass. The Idol 4 display has Full HD resolution with 1920*1080 pixels. The display has oleophobic coating and offers a 422 PPI.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Octa Core processor. The SD 617 is clocked at 1.5 GHz and comes with Adreno 405 GPU.
The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with 3 GB of Ram. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and the Adreno 405 GPU and 3 GB RAM is sufficient to play most modern games with the Idol 4 with ease.
The Bundled VR headset can be used to play 3D games, watch 3D videos and photos and also comes with support of VR games. Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera with fast 0.3 second auto-focus. It can record slow motion videos and comes with f/2.0 aperture 6P Lens.
The smartphone also has a 8 Mega pixel front camera along with a dedicated flash to click selfies in low light conditions.
The smartphone runs on the Android Marshmallow 6.0. The IDOL 4 has 16 GB of internal storage and it can be expanded to massive 512 GB using the hybrid micro-sd card.
The smartphone comes with Micro-USB port and misses on the modern USB Type C port. Egregiously there is The Alcatel Idol 4 comes with 3 GB of Ram., Alcatel you are launching a modern VR smartphone without the essential fingerprint scanner, when Rs 5000 smartphones are coming with it.
The Dual sim smartphone comes with 4G LTE support and also has conventional 3G / 2G / WIFI connectivity options too.
Special Feature – Reversibility
Alcatel Idol 4 comes with reversibility feature, which allows you to pick up the smartphone in any direction to answer the call. The display adjusts itself and the microphone and speaker is located on top and bottom side.
Boom KEY – Do everything with ease
Alcatel Idol 4 has a circular key on the side which lets you do lot of things quickly and with ease. You can press the Boom Key to click pictures, create a collage , start a live video feed, display live weather and increase sound.
Key Specifications for Alcatel IDOL 4
- Screen -5.2 inch IPS FHD display (1920*1080) pixels
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Processor
- Number of cores – Octa Core 1.5 GHz
- RAM – 3 GB
- Rear Camera – 13 MP primary rear camera.
- Front Camera – 8 MP front camera with dedicated flash.
- Storage – 16 GB with micro SD slot upto 512 GB
- OS – Android Marshmallow 6.0.
- 4G LTE support
- Thickness – 7.1 mm
- Fingerprint Scanner – No
- Battery Capacity – 2610 mAH Li-polymer
The mobile phone will be available in dark Grey, silver and gold color variants. The smartphone comes with 7.1 mm in thickness and is quite sleek. But the major downside is the modest 2610 mAH li-polymer battery capacity which may just struggle to last all day with 4G network.
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