The Alcatel Idol 4 and Idol 4S were announced in February during Mobile World Congress. While these mid-range Android devices come with respective 5.2 and 5.5-inch displays, only one will makes its way to Canada in the coming weeks.
Rick Leitao, Director, Canada for Alcatel, North America, stated to MobileSyrup, “We can confirm that our award-winning IDOL 4 will be coming to Canada in Q3 of this year with multiple carriers.”
Specific details of pricing and carriers partners have not been released yet.
The Idol 4 series takes the pre-established, solid Idol model and steps it up to another level with a feature called “Boom Key.” This new button on the side of the phone can take a picture or photo burst from standby, turn a recording video directly into a live stream, or optimize music and in-game audio with one touch.
As for additional specs, the Idol 4 sports a FHD 1080 x 1920 pixel IPS display, Snapdragon 617 Octa-core processor, 13 megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage, 2610 mAh battery, and comes in at 7.1 mm thick.
Unfortunately for virtual reality fans, the Idol 4 lacks Idol 4S’ VR headset packaging.
Update: Alcatel sent us a note about the VR capability and possible packaging, noting, “IDOL 4 will support VR, just as IDOL 4S. How this looks for consumers in the Canadian market will be announced in the future though, so stay tuned for now.”