Alongside the Idol 4s (which is already available to pre-order in the US, and will be released on August 3), Alcatel is also getting ready to launch the Idol 4 - a smaller and cheaper handset. While the Idol 4s is offered unlocked, the Idol 4 will be exclusively sold via Cricket Wireless starting August 5.

Cricket will release the Alcatel Idol 4 for $199.99 plus tax, with activation on a smartphone plan (no long term contract required). Like the more advanced Idol 4s, the Idol 4 comes with a free pair of VR goggles, allowing users to experience virtual reality content from Alcatel's ...


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