Alcatel unveiled its smartphones Idol 4 and Idol 4s at its pre-MWC 2016 event earlier this year. Interestingly, these were the first smartphones launched by the company after its rebranding to simply Alcatel from Alcatel OneTouch. Now, the company has started sending out invites for the launch of the Idol 4 smartphone in India on Thursday.
The Alcatel Idol 4 will be launched with a VR headset in India and the company says that it marks its foray into the expansive VR space. “The uniquely designed Idol 4 smartphones take everything up a notch with a new Boom Key and an augmented multimedia experience,” Alcatel said in its press invite for the event.
The smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box, and sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) IPS LTPS display. The Idol 4 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB RAM. It comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable (up to 512GB) via microSD card.
In terms of optics, the Alcatel Idol 4 comes with a 13-megapixel rear camera with touch focus and dual-LED flash. At front we have an 8-megapixel shooter, tagged with flash. The smartphone comes with a real-time face beautification feature.
The Alcatel Idol 4 measures 147×72.5×7.1mm and weighs 135 grams. It houses a 2610mAh battery, and further comes with support for Quick Charge version 2.0. The device was priced at EUR 279 (roughly Rs. 20,100) by the company at its launch but Indian pricing is yet to be announced by Alcatel.