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Alcatel Launches IDOL 4S And VR Headset In PH

Idol 4S

Its box transforms into a VR headset!

Alcatel has officially made their Idol 4S flagship official in the Philippines today. The Idol 4S has flagship street cred, sporting a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, along with a metal frame and glass panels. The Idol 4S is quite thin, sporting a 6.9mm overall thickness and has curves on the back that’s similar to the Galaxy S7 lineup.

Alcatel Idol 4S specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display
  • 32GB of expandable storage
  • 16-megapixel rear camera with F/2.0 aperture, PDAF, dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3000mAh battery

Alcatel is quite proud of the customizable physical key on the side of the IDOL 4S dubbed the Boom Key. The key’s function changes depends on entirely on how you use and pick up the phone. Pressing on the Boom Key twice while your phone is off, for example, will turn on the camera function of the device. You can also hold and press the key when the phone is off to capture a burst of photos.

What’s cool about the IDOL 4S is that the retail packaging that it comes in transforms into a VR headset. That means you don’t have to buy a stand-alone VR headset if you want to play with VR.

No official SRP has been given for the IDOL 4S, but Alcatel is estimating that the phone will be under 30K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


      1. The bundled JBL earphones and VR headset contributed to the cost. For me, these plus AMOLED screen and front and back-firing speakers will justify 23-25k price range.

  1. 5.5″ QHD amoled tapos 3000mah lang ang battery. Baka hindi to umabot ng isang oras. Baka mas mataas lang ng konti sa lg g5 ang sot nito. Full review na lang intayin ko bago bumili.

  2. Hope they know it will be cheaper to have someone you know buy one from the us and just ship it here. It also has the finger print sensor as a plus. Are there any updates about the release? 5 months already passed since release in the us.

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