Alcatel is back in the game in the Philippine market bringing some changes in the brand. In today’s press conference, they introduced three (3) devices, one of them is the Alcatel Idol 4S with VR box bundle.
These are the quick updates from the brand:
- They are removing “OneTouch” in their branding, going back to basics by using “Alcatel” as a brand name
- The Flash series is no longer under their care. So the Flash Plus 2 no longer include the Alcatel branding. They are handled by an independent group now.
The Alcatel Idol 4 S
Positioned as a flagship model to arrive in the Philippines in June, the Alcatel Idol 4S sports a 5.5-inch display with QHD screen resolution (1440 x 2560). It has a unibody design and very slim.
The Alcatel Idol 4S is actually the second Android smartphone with VR bundle to be introduced in the Philippines. The first is the Lenovo K4 Note and Vibe X3.
See also: Lenovo K4 Note and AntVR Review
The Alcatel Idol 4S has few features that make it different from the rest in the competition. They added a BOOM button that serves as a camera shutter, which you can press and take photos even the phone is in standby mode.
Powering the Alcatel Idol 4S is Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor paired with 3G of RAM. It ships with a 32G of internal storage which can be expanded through microSD slot up to 512G.
The shooters include 16MP f/2.0 camera with PDAF and dual LED flash on the rear and an 8MP front camera with LED flash in the front.
It will be shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
Alcatel Idol 4S Specs
5.5-inch 2560×1440 pixel resolution AMOLED touchscreen display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor
32GB internal storage
microSD card support up to 512G
16MP f/2.0 camera with PDAF and dual LED flash, 8MP front camera with LED flash
802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.2 LE with A2DP
micro USB 2.0
USB OTG support
HSPA+ and LTE data
Dual nano SIM
3000mAh non-removable battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Alcatel Idol 4S pricing and availability
The Alcatel Idol 4S will arrive in the Philippines by the second week of June. Official SRP will be P28,999.