It’s a common practice for some people to throw away the box of whatever device they bought. But what if the packaging serves other purpose other than to keep the device secure during transit?
That’s what Alcatel has in mind for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the OneTouch Idol 4S. Venture Beat reports that the said handset will allegedly come in a packaging that actually doubles as a virtual-reality device, similar to a Google Cardboard.
If this is true, not only will the fancy box adds more value to the already competitively-priced smartphone, but also decrease the waste footprint (to some extent) of the handset by giving consumers more reason to keep the box.
In addition to reports about the OneTouch Idol 4S’ fancy packaging, the site also shed some light on some of the things we can expect from the handset. These include a 5.5-inch quad HD AMOLED display which will serve as a viewfinder for both the 13-megapixel rear camera and the front-mounted 8-megapixel camera that’s also accompanied by a flash.
As for its internals, it’s been reported that the Idol 4S will run on a Snapdragon 652 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 16GB on-board storage which can be further expanded through a microSD card.
The Alcatel OneTouch Idol4S is expected to make its debut later this month as part of Alcatel’s 2016 lineup that will be unveiled in this year’s Mobile World Congress.