Chinese smartphone makers Alcatel has unveiled a VR smartphone dubbed as Streak. The Chinese electronics giant TCL Corporation owns the Alcatel Smartphone brand which was established back in 2004 as the result of the collaboration between Alcatel-Lucent and TCL.
A couple of months back Alcatel launched the Idol 4 smartphone with Virtual Reality experience gear. The handset is currently available on Cricket Wireless for $200. Now the company has introduced another smartphone with VR experience; it seems the company is trying to cash in that latest technology.
Alcatel Streak is priced at $29.99 and will be available for purchase on Cricket Wireless, the famous service provider, soon. The handset is designed in such a way so that it easily fits in your pants pocket and also lets the user one-hand navigation.
The Alcatel Streak handset flaunts a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 854 x 480-pixel resolution and 218 PPI pixel density. The device includes 1.1 Ghz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor coupled with Adreno 304 Graphics.
The smartphone comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of Internal Storage which is further expandable up to 32 GB via Micro SD card. On the camera aspect, Alcatel Streak features 5-megapixel rear camera along with LED flash, image sensor and is able to shoot videos of 720 Pixels at 30 frames per second. There is also a 2-megapixel front camera housed on the device for taking selfies and video chats.
The dual-SIM enabled Alcatel Streaks smartphone comes with all the modern day connectivity options such as 4G LTE network, 3.5 mm audio jack, WIFI 802.11 b/g/n, FM Radio, Micro USB port and A-GPS. The device is powered by a 1780 mAh battery and gives talk time up to 6 hours while using 3G and standby time up to 180 hours.
Dimension wise, the smartphone measures 132.2 x 65.1 x 10.01 mm and weighs almost 136 grams. The Alcatel Streak runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The main USP of this handset is if a user presses the power button 2-times, the camera application will be opened automatically, irrespective of the phone is on or off. Another interesting feature of the device is it comes with an image processing software named as Polaroid, which can rejuvenate the classic instant camera that allows you to add filters, frame, and borders.