Alcatel recently revealed plans to release a standalone VR headset, currently named the Alcatel Vision. It’s considered to be a rarity in the realm of VR technology, as other models like the Gear VR requires a smartphone.
The first noticeable difference with the Alcatel Vision is its use of a brace instead of straps for the head. On the front is the set of goggles, attached to a large back pad with plastic arms. The Vision appears bulky, to be sure, but this is because the 3,000 mAh battery is strapped onto the device. According to those who have tried it on, however, the fit and weight turn out to be quite comfortable. A touchpad can be located on the right temple, while the power key places itself on the top of the headset. Finally, a headset jack allows users to attach their favorite pair of headphones
The Alcatel Vision projects VR with a pair of 3.8-inch AMOLED displays, both touting a 1,080 x 1,020 resolution. In terms of specs, Alcatel built the Vision with an octa-core CPU, 32GB of storage, and 3GB of RAM. Besides those, the Vision also includes the usual accelerometer, gyro and proximity sensors. On this kind of power, one can expect the Vision to have around 3 hours of battery life.
Current estimates for the retail price of the Vision place it around USD 500 (PHP 23,262.75) to USD 600 (PHP 27,915.30) . For now, just wait until it releases in China this year, and in the US market in early 2017.