alcatel ‘IDOL 4S’ reinvents the affordable mobile package with integrated virtual reality



alcatel unveiled its unlocked android flagship with the award-winning ‘IDOL 4S’. revealed globally earlier this year at mobile world congress, the affordable handset is loaded with features that customers need in an affordably priced unlocked smartphone, including the popular ‘qualcomm snapdragon 652’ processor (also featured in samsung models), 3.6–watt JBL certified speakers with ‘waves audio’, and synaptics’ fingerprint sensor technology. the smartphone also comes packaged with novel features: the first VR goggle packaging bundle, as well as alcatel’s exclusive ‘boom key’ which brings a variety of experience enhancements with just one push of the button.

the many features are well contained in the sleek design 



maintaining the familiar lightweight design and sleek look that has been the heritage of the ‘IDOL’ line, the ‘4S’ showcases the evolution of the new alcatel brand unveiled at mobile world congress. with a black 2.5D glass body and full metallic frame, the handset redefines modern elegance in value–focused smartphone design. loaded with features the handset delivers all the key ingredients needed for users to do more with their smartphone, starting with a 5.5–inch ‘quad–HD AMOLED’ display, this offers a vivid user experience, with greater power consumption and easy to read viewing angles; even in direct sunlight. alcatel’s newest flagship is also powered by the ‘snapdragon 652’ processor, making multitasking a breeze, but also empowering immersive experiences like 4K video capture, enhanced gaming and improved graphics processing.

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the ‘IDOL 4S’ powered by the ‘snapdragon 652′ processor




‘IDOL 4S’ also features superb audio, packing dual 3.6–watt JBL certified speakers featuring ‘waves audio’ technology to make sure users have the best settings for listening to music or watching movies. it also offers improved cameras, including a 16MP main camera with f/2.0 aperture, featuring a sony sensor, 0.1 second phase detection autofocus and 0.6 second instant shot. plus with its unique camera application, ‘FYUSE’, built into this smartphone’s camera software, images in full 360 degrees can also be captured. no need for a selfie stick either, thanks to the 84 degree wide angle lens on its 8MP front facing camera.

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the ‘boom key’ button located on the side alters the user’s auditory experience




what really sets the ‘IDOL 4S’ apart from other unlocked handsets though are the innovations it brings to the market, like the first VR goggle packaging bundle and the ‘IDOL Boom Key’ experience. with the addition of the VR goggles, users get a comfortable, easy–to–use immersive multimedia experience that includes simplified controls on the goggles for smooth navigation while enjoying VR content. the phone also comes with pre–loaded VR applications, so right out of the box users can enjoy hours of virtual reality content. another innovation introduced with ‘IDOL 4S’ is alcatel’s ‘boom key’. this physical button location on the right side of the ‘IDOL 4S’ creates simple enhancements to a variety of features, including the camera, audio, and user experience. thanks to the button users can now take instant photos going from pocket to picture in just seconds, long press for burst shot photos. alternatively for auditory controls, users can boost the loudness and bass of the speakers while listening to music while also creating a more immersive audio experience, enhance the voice clarity and loudness while making a phone call. the ‘boom key’ can also be assigned to any application on the device for quick access.

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the handset is ready to be used with the VR goggles right out of the box




the affordable smartphone will be available for pre–order through alcatel’s website tomorrow morning PDT — July 15 — with pre–sale orders shipping early august.

alcatel’s ‘IDOL 4S’ available in 4 color options