Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S will Have Virtual Reality Bundled with the Package

February 12, 2016, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Making a Google Cardboard is never a gruelling job. A few pieces of cardboard, lenses and synthetic glue would do the job. With that being a walk in the park, ever wondered why manufacturers don’t bother to provide that along with at least high-end smartphones?

There has been no reason for that, but at least some players in the industry have found the time to take notes from these concerns.

Gearing up with their first-ever gear is Alcatel, with its OneTouch Idol 4S smartphone. They are doing it in the most straightforward manner, by transforming the smartphone packaging into a VR headset.


It’s being reported that the OneTouch Idol 4S smartphone, which will be presented during Mobile World Congress this month at Barcelona, will be coming with a packaging box that doubles as a VR headset.

This would also mean that the packing box for Alcatel will come in plastic, and not in cardboard. Technically, this won’t be Google Cardboard, and will form lineage with other VR gear like Samsung Gear. This in particular sounds brilliant, since users won’t be forced to pay an extra penny to acquire a VR gear. Alcatel Idol 4S itself is expected to retail at around $400.

The 5.5-inch smartphone will feature an array of powerful hardware, which includes a QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 652 SoC with 3GB RAM, 16MPrear-cam and an 8MP front-cam. There will also be a 5.2-inch sized Idol 4 model, both of which will be carrying forward the reversible design system used in Idol 3 devices.

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