It seems much of recent technology news has turned its focus towards the development of virtual reality for many types of devices. PC, consoles, and even mobile phones have embraced the ability to dive into the virtual 3D world with their own headset accessories. What seems to be uncommon for phones, however, is that they would focus so much on virtual reality that they would ship with a headset. Until now.
Mobile developer Alcatel is intending on shipping out virtual reality with their upcoming device, the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro. Evidence has cropped up with the suspicion that virtual reality is one of the main draws of the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro. The rumored phone has been found to have a lot of files with 360-degree virtual support according to a German site Winfuture.de article. The ROM included hints towards libraries of VR software, a VR store where customers will be able to purchase new content, and a video player. All of these were found in the factory default files for the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro’s software.
It doesn’t stop there: an app called VR Launcher was also published on the Windows Store by the parent company of Alcatel, Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication
If the assumption by Winfuture.de is to be believed, this would make the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro as the first Windows 10 Mobile phone to come with a headset and exclusive VR content right out of the box. The phone will be able to slide into the headset similarly to the Samsung Gear VR.
Windows Central pointed out in their coverage that the rumored device still hasn’t had a release date mentioned. In fact, public communication has been a bit quiet regarding anything more than a few leaked pictures and benchmark results. But it is possible we’ll see it coming soon to T-Mobile in the U.S. once it does release.Further reading: Alcatel Idol 4 Pro, Microsoft, Windows 10 Mobile