Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S packaging is actually a Google Cardboard-certified VR headset

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S

Ahead of their official Mobile World Congress reveal later this month, Alcatel OneTouch’s Idol 4S and Idol 4 smartphones were accidentally listed on the company’s website, revealing interesting information about the upcoming affordable mid-tier devices.

Now, thanks to a leak from the almost always reliable Evan Blass, we now know that the Idol 4S’ retail packaging will double as a Google Cardboard-certified VR headset, only instead of cardboard construction, Alcatel’s headset is made of plastic, similar to Samsung’s Gear VR.

While we don’t know the final price of the Idol 4S, it’s expected to sell for a sub-$400 USD price point. Bundling a VR headset with the smartphone, an accessory Samsung sells for $139 CAD, is an interesting move by the company, resulting in the upgraded version of one of last year’s top mid-range smartphones, that much better of a deal.

Alcatel’s Idol 4S will feature a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 16 megapixel/8 megapixel camera combo. The Idol 4 features a 5.2-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 617, 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, 13 megapixel back camera, 8 megapixel front camera, and a 2160mAh battery.

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[source]Evan Blass[/source]