Alcatel Idol 4 Pro seems to be a beast of a Windows 10 phone; Android-based Idol 4 Mini also spotted
posted by Florin T. / Mar 18, 2016, 9:00 PM
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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Would a preferred it on an android
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 9:14 PM 8
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I know right? Smh. The thing is damn sexy.
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 9:47 PM 3
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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
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 10:34 PM 3
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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.
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 10:25 AM 1
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A copy of samsung and iphone again. Cheapskate chinese manufacturer for cheapskate to use
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 10:19 PM 1
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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.
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 10:31 PM 7
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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.
posted on Mar 19, 2016, 12:04 AM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 10:54 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 10:39 PM 1
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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!
posted on Mar 18, 2016, 11:53 PM 0
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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.
posted on Mar 21, 2016, 7:01 AM 0
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