Alcatel Idol 4, which is the same phone as BlackBerry DTEK50 minus the BlackBerry’s Android vision, is now available in India for 16,990 INR. A pair of JBL headphones have been bundled in the peculiar Idol 4 box that doubles as a VR headset.

The handset is just 7.1 mm thick and is quite light at 135 grams. The circular key protruding from the sides, is the ‘Boom Key’ – a multi-function key that can be used to trigger actions like image capture, burst mode capture, to optimize audio experience, for changing video playback, or to even fire nitro while playing Asphalt 8.


Talking of raw hardware, the Idol 4 has a 5.2-inch full HD IPS LCD display and is powered by 1.7GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor that is aided with Adreno 405GPU. Then there is 3GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and provision for adding up to 512GB of secondary MicroSD card storage.

For photography, there is a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, f2.0 aperture, PDAF, and an 8MP selfie camera with wide-angle lens. The software is Android Marshmallow.

The Idol 4 employs dual speakers that can output 7.4 watts and are embellished by Wave MaxxAudio technology. Other highlights include 4G LTE, dual band Wi-Fi 802ac, NFC, USB OTG and 2610mAh battery.

You can buy Alcatel Idol 4 in Gold, Metal Silver and Dark Grey colors for Rs. 16,999 exclusively from Flipkart. Or you could spend a few more thousand for BlackBerry’s version of the same phone.

We are excited to launch our flagship device, IDOL 4 in the Indian market which marks another milestone for us. We are proud to be the pioneers in democratizing technology by bringing the benefits of VR to consumers across economic spectrum at disruptive price-points. Another innovative feature – the Boom Key boom-ifies everything, from the sound to photos to gaming. We are optimistic that the consumers will love this product.

Praveen Valecha, Regional Director, Alcatel India.

Alcatel Idol 4 Specifications And Features

Model Alcatel Idol 4
Display 5.2-Inch, Full HD Display
Processor 1.7GHz octa-core Snapdragon 617, Adreno 405GPU
Internal Storage 16GB, up to 512GB MicroSD card support
Software Android Marshmallow
Primary Camera 13MP sensor, Dual tone LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p
Secondary Camera 8MP, 1080p, LED Flas
Battery 2610mAh
Others Dual SIM, 4G LTE, NFC, OTG, MaxxAudio, Box doubles as VR headset,
Price 16,999 INR


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