Alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 goes on pre-order in Europe via Microsoft


Europe was one of the most prolific markets for Windows Phone handsets, while the United States was one of the weakest. Still, for some reason, Alcatel thought that releasing a Windows Phone flagship exclusively in the US would be good for business.

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro, which is, in fact, a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4s that made its debut in the US last year, is finally going to hit the shelves in Europe. The high-end smartphone runs Windows 10 right out of the box but packs an obsolete chipset inside.

The smartphone will be available for purchase on July 28, but it's already up for pre-order in some European countries like the UK and Germany. Customers can get one via Microsoft Store for £419.99 or €479.99, respectively.

Aside from the old Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor inside, the Idol 4 Pro packs 4GB RAM and 64GB expandable storage, which isn't bad at all. The back side features a 21-megapixel camera, while on the front there's a secondary 8-megapixel snapper for selfies and video calls.

Also, Alcatel included a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual speakers with Hi-Fi surround sound, as well as a 3,000 mAh battery that promises 420 hours of standby time or up to 15 hours of talk time.

Lastly, the Idol 4 Pro sports a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with full HD (1080p) resolution, and a decent metal body with a front glass. Sadly, unlike the Idol 4s model, the European version doesn't come with a VR headset in the package.

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