Alcatel Idol 4 Pro seems to be a beast of a Windows 10 phone; Android-based Idol 4 Mini also spotted

Alcatel Idol 4 Pro seems to be a beast of a Windows 10 phone; Android-based Idol 4 Mini also spotted
That rumored Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is indeed coming soon, though Alcatel has yet to confirm its existence. According to Venture Beat, the Idol 4 Pro should be released sometime this year, alongside another new handset called Idol 4 Mini. While the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is a Windows 10-based smartphone, the Idol 4 Mini will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

As previously reported, the Idol 4 Pro (pictured below) looks pretty much like the Alcatel Idol 4S (an Android Marshmallow handset announced last month), being built around a metal frame, and sporting a 5.5-inch AMOLED display. However, while the 5.5-inch screen of the Idol 4S is a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) one, the display of the Idol 4 Pro only has 1080 x 1920 pixels, just as expected - but that's probably better for battery life anyway.

Display aside, the Idol 4 Pro appears to be besting the Idol 4S in most other areas. Reportedly, the new Windows 10 phone is powered by Qualcomm's top of the line Snapdragon 820 processor, further offering 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, and a 3000 mAh battery. On the back, the Idol 4 Pro has a fingerprint scanner and a 21 MP camera, while on the front we can find an 8 MP camera with LED flash. The handset will support Microsoft Continuum, apparently being the second high-end Windows 10 smartphone of 2016 to do so, after the HP Elite x3. The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro might be released by T-Mobile in the US.

As for the Alcatel Idol 4 Mini (also pictured below), this sports a 5-inch 720p display, and should be powered by a MediaTek processor - either a quad-core MT6738, or an octa-core MT6750. Other features include a fingerprint scanner (embedded in the home button), 5 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, and a 2400 mAh battery. The handset could have multiple variants, with RAM from 1 GB to 3 GB, and internal memory from 8 GB to 32 GB.

We'll let you know more about Alcatel's two upcoming smartphones as soon as we gather new details.


source: Venture Beat

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38 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Would a preferred it on an android

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I know right? Smh. The thing is damn sexy.

4. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

The 820s there just for the beauty of the 20Mpx camera, due to the features it helps with.

21. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Does 20MP matters? oOr still relevant? Some OEMs (cough, Samsung) are proving otherwise. 20MP is just too much for a phone, unless it's in a 1/2" sensor size.

25. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

lol dunno. Ask Sony For me, at least 12MP with a good micron size (at least 1.12 or higher) and at least f2.0 aperture is good in my books.

38. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

The best phone camera currently in distribution has a 21MP camera, I think the pixels can be great for zoom and quality if they're used right.

10. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

Don't say that.. Alcatel needs a change, because they are not selling very well on the oversaturated Android market. It would look good, but if you think about it, it would be just another wanna-be Samsung or something, if it had Android on board. The phone still might not sell, but it's worth the try

19. Adreno

Posts: 755; Member since: Mar 12, 2016

Yeah, it's goo for OEMs to try out new opportunities, however small it might be. Still waiting for a Samsung Windows phone, since the ATIV S!

31. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Used a Samsung ATIV S Neo for a while on the AT&T network- I really enjoyed it. A friend is using it on the Go Network now and likes it. As for justrt point, there is no reason not to throw the dart at the Windows 10 board. Microsoft appears to be willing to continue improving the software, and the mobile version is looking real promising on tablets. If universal apps work well, a mid-summer release could show some profit if actual promotion comes with it. It is the whole "little fish in big pond VS. big fish in little pond" argument all over again. The kind Windows Phone fans like me have been crossing our fingers over for years now.

26. volcano

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

get the idol 4s then its android

36. Jason78

Posts: 281; Member since: Apr 10, 2013

The android version is called the Alcatel Idol 4S

2. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That is one gorgeous phone.

5. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

A copy of samsung and iphone again. Cheapskate chinese manufacturer for cheapskate to use

6. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

What part of it looks like an iPhone?

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Alcatel has pretty good designs for a smaller OEM and they don't make half copies of flagships form bigger OEMs like a lot of smaller OEMs tend to do. The Alcatel idol 4 pro doesn't look like a Galaxy or an iPhone but it does look damn good.

15. Vickytan

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Yes, it doesn't look like an iPhone, but that rectangular button/ fingerprint thing at the front certainly looks like a samsung copy.

23. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks more like a Meizu home button or maybe its Samsung's home button that looks like a Meizu home button because the S5 didn't look like that but the MX4 that came out the same year did look like that.

30. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

... and it is like Samsung GS4 (picture 3).

33. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I owned an S4 and I don't see it.

11. joelcane

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Agree on the samsung button. Not so much of other iphone. But yea. The home button there is clearly a samsung copy.

12. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

You were right for he last few phones maybe (I don't really know what phones have you commented on). Not this one, tho!

13. joelcane

Posts: 31; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

All chinese phones are cheap knockoffs anyway. But even xiaomi copies the samsung home button. These chinese copy cats just couldn't stop.

16. Sovat_fc

Posts: 224; Member since: Aug 30, 2014

keithae - You don't even know what you're talking about.

18. dongarritas

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 18, 2016

An uneducated comment(again), from an uneducated snob(again). Sorry not everyone's wallet is as fabulous as yours. And by the way where/who do you think makes the iPhone? And most of the components for all cellphones? You are correct only in that they are all slab form factors. Do a little research, sparky.

39. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

So all generic home buttons look alike? Or all rectangular phones look alike? I mean since the iPhone most phone design has gotten more and more generic.

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Make it a dual boot OS!!!

8. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I typed this big ass comment and then hit the back key, got sent back to PA's homepage so f**k it I'm DONE!!!!

14. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Glad is bot Android. The android market is getting so saturates its ridiculously hard to sell anything. Having both nexus 6p and 950xl I want to see windows 10 advance further. Windows 10 every where is the dream that only apple can copy.

20. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

While I love Windows Phone as an option the app situation is totally broken. Android would have been the way to go. Also this doesn't even come close to the bang for the buck of the Lumia 640! I just bought one from Walgreen's day before yesterday for $11.99!

40. jontaylor07

Posts: 169; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Well it depends on how much bang you want. A SD400 just can't compete with an 820. And while the 640(I had one) is great, if you want great snaps or have high standards, you need better hardware than $12 will buy you.

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