Alcatel OneTouch seems to have a few interesting smartphones lined up for MWC later this month. It plans on unveiling the Idol 4 and the Idol 4S, which as the names suggest, are the successors to last year’s Idol 3. The Idol 4S is the one to watch out for as it will come in a retail box that can double up as a Google Cardboard-like virtual reality headset. Also Read - Alcatel 3T 10 tablet launched in India; prices start from Rs 9,999Also Read - Alcatel and ZTE to launch phones with Spreadtrum SC9863A chipset soon
A photo of the of the retail box for the OneTouch Idol 4S has surfaced online, courtesy of Venturebeat. As you can see, the plastic box is shaped like a VR headset, and seems ready to be used without any need for assembly. Also Read - Nokia to cut jobs, says slow 5G progress not cause for layoffs
Alcatel OneTouch Idol 4S specifications and features: The report claims that the smartphone will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED at QHD resolution, and will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor. It is also said to feature 3GB of RAM, 16-megapixel rear camera, and 8-megapixel selfie camera alongside a flash. On the software front, it will run on Android Marshmallow out-of-the-box. As for pricing, the Idol 4S will retail at less than $400 (Rs 27,200 approximately).
The OneTouch Idol 4, on the other hand, is said to feature toned down specifications and features like 1080p display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 13-megapixel rear camera among others. It will be priced around $250, which roughly translates to Rs 17,000.
The report also claims that Alcatel OneTouch will be launching a couple of smartphones in its Pop series, and a tablet too called Plus 10. This tablet will feature LTE connectivity, a detachable keyboard, and will run on Windows 10.
All these new Alcatel OneTouch devices are likely to be unveiled at MWC 2016, which kicks off later this month.