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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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