Cricket Alcatel Idol 4 With VR Goggles Launches On August 5 For $199
AT&T owned Cricket Wireless today announced the Idol 4, the smaller of the two new Alcatel Idol phones announced back in February at MWC 2016. The Idol 4 with glass body and metal frame comes bundled with Alcatel’s virtual reality (VR) goggles. Cricket Alcatel Idol 4 with virtual reality goggles can be purchased on August 5 for $199. The bundle will be available at Cricket website and its stores.
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Cricket Alcatel Idol 4 Specs
The Idol 4 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and a 5.2-inch IPS full-HD LCD display that provides good viewing even at direct sunlight. It has an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage and microSD card support for additional memory expansion up to 256GB. The phone features a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and 1080p video capture, 8-megapixel front-facing camera and the Boom Key that allows many useful interactions video and picture related. The phone also has JBL dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers with Waves Audio technology and Onetouch Music app. Idol 4 also comes with 4G LTE, NFC, Cat 6 LTE, a 2610mAh battery and a fast charging.
With Alcatel’s virtual reality (VR) goggles, however, customers can get to different places as concerts, red carpet, Alps, games or they can insert the phone into goggles to view images, videos and games at 360°, all for free.
Alcatel Idol 4 can be paired with Cricket’s prepaid monthly service plans that start at $40 per month. The $40 plan ($35 with auto pay) includes unlimited talk, text and data with first 2.5GB at high speed. The $50 plan ($45 with auto pay) has 5GB and $60 plan ($55 with auto pay) 10GB of high speed data. The $70 unlimited plan offers unlimited un-throttled data. However, Cricket’s LTE data is limited to 8Mbps and 4G to 4Mbps. In addition, all plans besides $40 plan also include unlimited international texting to 38 countries, unlimited calling, texting (text, picture and video messaging) and data roaming in Mexico and Canada.
Cricket throttles data speeds to 128Kbps when high speed data limit is reached in a month.
Source: Cricket Wireless