Building on the success of the Alcatel IDOL 3, the company announced its successor this February at Mobile World Conference in the IDOL 4S. Gathering initial interest in the product from then, Alcatel is now ready to make the IDOL 4S available for one and all.
Available for pre-order starting 8PM PDT on the 15th of July, the smartphone comes with the world’s first VR goggle packaging adding flavor and utility to the unboxing experience which also includes a micro-USB charging cable and Quick Charge AC adaptor, JBL in-ear headphones and a 2.5D tempered glass protector for the display.
Speaking of the display, the 5.5″ QHD AMOLED nature delivers vivid colors for multimedia consumption coupled with the performance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset and 3GB of RAM to run the latest Android 6.0 software, with the smartphone in line to receive an update to Nougat.
To add to the hardware, the 16MP primary camera is capable of producing some sharp images with an f/2.0 aperture and fast capture speeds while the 8MP wide angle selfie camera allows for even more detail in every shot. On the videography front, the sensor is also able to capture 4K video at 1080p resolution and 30 frames per second.
While many budget friendly devices tend to make sacrifices in various miscellaneous features, the IDOL 4S maintains the security of a fingerprint scanner, the convenience of Near Field Communication, dual sim functionality and a “Boom Key” that can map to any feature on the user’s preferences to add to the features aforementioned in a beautiful glass body that is sure to catch many people’s attention.
For those interested in pre-ordering the device, follow the link here to enjoy the device at an extremely affordable $349.99 and benefit from an added Incipio case and free delivery in early August. Else, the phone will also be available once it hits the market at $399.99 or even on a monthly installment plan starting at $37/month.