Alcatel Idol 4S VR bundle to be available for preorder in US from July 15

In an indication that the premium Alcatel Idol 4S handset is now official for the US, Alcatel has said in a recent announcement that the handset will be sold exclusively as part of the bundle -- the Alcatel Idol 4S VR Bundle --- which will be available for preorders with effect from July 15.

According to the announcement, the preorder cost of the Alcatel Idol 4S VR Bundle will be $350. The bundle is scheduled to hit the markets on August 3, when its cost will go up to $400.

The Alcatel Idol 4S VR Bundle will include the Idol 4S handset - which was first unveiled by Alcatel at the Mobile World Congress - along with JBL headphones, a screen protector, a Quick Charge adapter, and Incipio phone cases.

So far as the highly-impressive Alcatel Idol 4S handset is concerned, the device will incorporate goggles and other VR features; and will come pre-loaded with a VR launcher, a VR store, and a number of VR apps, to enable users to experience VR out of the box.

Some of the other notable features of the Alcatel Idol 4S handset include a 5.5-inch 2,560-by-1,440 AMOLED display; an octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor; a 16-megapixel rear camera; an 8-megapixel front-facing camera; a
3,000mAh battery; fingerprint scanner; and 32GB of onboard storage capacity, along with a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The device will run Android OS version 6.0 'Marshmallow.'