Earlier this year, Alcatel launched the Idol 4S smartphone for $399.99. In an industry first, that price also included a virtual reality headset that was bundled with the 5.5-inch smartphone. Today, the company is offering the same phone with a $50 discount down to $349.99 on Amazon. However, the phone at this price does not come bundled with the VR headset, nor with the previously included Incipio case.
This will likely be a welcome change for consumers who may not care for virtual reality features (at least, not yet) but still want to get a solid unlocked Android smartphone like the Idol 4S. The phone still comes with a 1440 x 2560 Quad HD Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage, with a microSD card slot for adding up to 512GB of additional storage. Other features include a 16MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing camera and a 3,000mAh battery.
If you really want to get into virtual reality, don’t fret: the same phone is still available with the VR headset for its regular price of $399.99. Will you be checking out the Alcatel Idol 4S now that you can buy it without the bundled accessories?