Look what we have here: a new VR-ready phone with a focus on premium build quality and all-around specs. It’s called the Arsenal VR One, and it’s scheduled to arrive in the Philippines soon. In fact, the official local launch event is going to happen next week, and we’re here to tell you the skinny before that even begins. Ready to get to know this new VR-ready handset? Read on for all the details.

The Arsenal VR One is a new VR-ready handset that’s built with a simple premise. It’s that your smartphone shouldn’t be the end-result of cutting corners and driving costs down. If you want to experience virtual reality without having to compromise on things like build quality and features, then this is the phone for you.


Or at least that’s the idea, anyway. Only time will tell whether the Arsenal VR One can live up to its potential, but for now it’s looking pretty promising indeed.

Arsenal VR One Specs


It’s not the most sophisticated and feature-packed Android phone, by any means, but its overall feature-set will give many-a-premium smartphone a run for their money.

If you’re wondering about its full set of specs, here’s a quick list of it, bullet point-style.

  • 5.2-inch JDI LTPS touchscreen display
  • 1920×1080 Full HD screen resolution
  • 2.5D front glass; 424 PPI pixel density
  • 10-point multi-touch support
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753
  • 8 x Cortex A53 processors
  • 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage
  • microSD card support up to 128GB
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi; 2.4GHz and 5GHz
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + BLE
  • Fingerprint scanner built into Home button; 0.25s unlock
  • 3.5mm headphone jack; CTIA standard
  • 4G LTE (B1/B3/B5/B7/B28)
  • UMTS/WCDMA (850/900/2100)
  • GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, G-sensor, Gyroscope
  • 2800mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 145.8×71.5×7.2mm
  • 138g
  • Colors: Metallic Silver and Pitch Black

It’s not the most sophisticated and feature-packed Android phone, by any means, but its overall feature-set will give many-a-premium smartphone a run for their money.

A new take on virtual reality


VR-ready phones are often only as good as the VR headsets that they’re bundled with. And fortunately, the VR One offers a somewhat unique approach. Instead of bundling a regular pair of VR glasses, that usually come in a box shape that you can strap onto your head, the VR One has a special “VR Card” that can fold down into an actual card for safekeeping and portability.

But it also opens up into a full-blown VR headset, a la Google Cardboard. It’s something you can take with you to get some VR action wherever you go.

Release Date and availability

The VR One, as earlier mentioned, will be launched officially next week. You can expect it to become available for purchase as soon as it’s announced. Check back here for info on pricing and release.

Disclaimer: David Gonzales, Founder and Editor of SemiCurrent.com, was involved in the development of Arsenal VR One. We will post a separate article addressing this on the web site.