At IFA 2016, Alcatel has unveiled the company’s first standalone VR Headset called Vision and two models of 360-degree camera called Alcatel 360 Camera. The Alcatel Vision doesn’t require a smartphone or computer to work while the Alcatel 360 Camera comes in two form factors – one round & one square. The Alcatel Vision VR headset will be priced around €499-€599 and there is no word on the availability. The Alcatel 360 Camera will cost around €99 and it will go on sale by the end of this year.
The Alcatel Vision VR headset features 3.8-inch AMOLED display, each with a resolution of 1080 x 1020 pixels and it is powered by Octa-Core processor which is paired with 3GB of RAM. it runs on Android Marshmallow operating system and it has 32GB in-built storage. The company claims that the VR headset offers best-in-class field-of-vision of 120 degrees and lowest latency which is currently available, 17 milliseconds. Apart from this, the device also adjusts for myopia and removes any need for corrective glasses or contact lens.
It has connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LTE and sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor.
Alcatel has partnered with a number of third-party companies to provide content for its VR headset. It promises to offer 100 VR-optimised videos and more than 50 games to play when the headset will be available.
It packs 3000mAh battery and according to company claims it last up to 3 hours.
Talking about the Alcatel 360 Camera, it comes in two shapes – round & rectangle and both the camera models come with dual 210-degree fisheye lens. The Alcatel 360 Camera can be paired with your smartphone via microUSB cable and currently works with Alcatel Idol, Idol 4S & Pop 4S smartphone, later on it will be available for other devices when Alcatel launches standalone app. The Alcatel 360 Camera doesn’t come with its own battery or support Bluetooth connectivity like the other devices in this segment.