The Alcatel IDOL™ 4, the first Android smartphone packaged and sold with virtual reality (VR) goggles included, is coming exclusively to Cricket Wireless on August 5. Buy the phone/goggles bundle in stores or at

The IDOL 4 will sale for $199.99 plus tax, with activation on a smartphone plan. No annual contracts. And it works on Cricket’s great, big network that covers more than 99% of Americans.

The IDOL 4 with VR goggles brings high-end form and function to a value-packed device.

The sleek all-glass body with full metal frame showcases a 5.2” Full HD display with Technicolor® Color Enhance Technology that offers a brilliant viewing experience, even in direct sunlight.

World’s First Android Smartphone VR Packaging Bundle

VR is no longer just for those with big pockets and room for extensive gear and accessories.

With IDOL 4, you can feel like you’re there from the comfort of your chair:

  • Virtually ski the Alps, take in a concert, walk the red carpet or get right in the action at your favorite game.
  • Insert the IDOL 4 into the included goggles to view and play 360° images, videos and games.
  • Access high-quality VR content* from the Alcatel VR Store or from VR content pioneer Littlstar.

Immersive Audio and Enviable Photography

For music and movie lovers, the audio experience is superlative.

The dual 3.6-watt multi-directional speakers feature Waves Audio technology that optimizes volume and clarity to the best setting for each music and movie selection.

The IDOL 4’s one-of-a-kind Onetouch Music app is more than just a music player:

  • Be your own DJ and create playlists, scratch, mix and sync tracks.
  • Add effects and record your own high-powered mixes with music from Deezer, Cricket’s exclusive music streaming service, or music saved to your phone.
  • Or grab a pair of headphones to enjoy your favorite FM radio stations.

For shutter bugs and social media fanatics alike, others will want this device’s cameras:

  • Sharp 13-mexapixel main camera with manual, Panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) settings for crisp photos, even in low light
  • 8-mexapixel, wide-angle front-facing camera with flash for well-lit selfies and group selfies without the selfie stick
  • Fast-face focus quickly captures the perfect shot, so you never miss any of life’s moments
  • Add fun effects to your HD video without additional software required

Boom! Instant Interactions

The Idol 4’s exclusive Boom key takes your interactions to the next level:

  • From the lock screen, the Boom Key lets you go from pocket to picture in less than a second
  • Hold it down to take burst shots, capturing multiple quick shots
  • Create unique photo collages from pics in your Gallery
  • Quickly add effects to videos
  • Boost the volume and bass when listening to Onetouch Music and Deezer from Cricket
  • Make and take calls in any environment by boosting voice clarity and volume

Still want more on the IDOL 4? Check out the device’s fact sheet.

The Alcatel IDOL 4 is available with all smartphone plans, which start at $35/month after $5 Auto Pay credit.

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