The 4S is undoubtedly the most highly-spec’ed handset that the company has ever sold, with a quad HD AMOLED display and octa-core Snapdragon 652 processor from Qualcomm, as well as 3GB of RAM and 16GB storage (expandable via microSD). The main camera — which can be summoned even from standby with a dedicated “Boom Key” — is composed of a 16-megapixel sensor and f2.0 aperture lens, while the flash-assisted, front-facing selfie cam is capable of 8-megapixel stills.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the Idol 4S is how it’s being shipped: in a hard plastic box that doubles as a Google Cardboard-compliant VR viewer (pictured, top). It’s a clever value-add and, at a price point under $400, a good way to move virtual reality downmarket from its lofty Oculus heights.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
This has a screen one-half-inch smaller than the BLU Pure XL I’ve been considering. But with that Snapdragon 652, it should be more powerful. And throwing in that Cardboard VR viewer? I just might wait for this one over the BLU.