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Alcatel's Idol 4 handset, headset VR kit hits Cricket Wireless
As expected, Cricket Wireless has just released the $200 Alcatel Idol 4 VR Experience Pack. This handset and VR headset bundle just might tide you over if you’ve grown sick of daydreaming about the next generation of Google’s mobile VR initiative and are looking for something that’s available now. Though it’s far from the only mobile VR headset on the market, the fact that the Alcatel VR is automatically bundled in with the Idol 4 makes it a no-brainer.
Read more: Alcatel VR headset review
Needless to say, this package offers a pretty solid value. After all, the Idol 4 is powerful enough that it could command the $200 price tag by itself. It’s kitted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 clocked at 1.5 Ghz, an Adreno 405 graphics processor and 3GB of RAM, which is far from flagship specs but pretty solid considering the price tag. Other specs include a 2610 mAh battery, a 13MP rear cam, 8MP front cam, and 16GB storage with microSD for further expansion. On the software side, you get Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Alcatel’s extras built on top of, including a special Alcatel VR store app.
For more details on the Idol 4 and its full specs, be sure to check out our “everything you need to know” page.
For those wondering, Cricket does not offer the Idol 4 by itself, if you were hoping to save some cash by decoupling the phone from the VR headset. That said, if you own another compatible phone and are just interested in the Alcatel VR headset, you can pick it up from Cricket for $50. Interested in finding out more about the Alcatel Idol 4 and the Idol 4s? Be sure to check out some of our earlier impressions of the duo from our original hands on.