Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 VR goes official at T-Mobile
A high-end Alcatel smartphone powered by Windows 10 was rumored to arrive at T-Mobile for quite a while, but fans of Microsoft's mobile platform will have to wait a little longer.
The Magenta carrier has already listed the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 on its website, but customers can't order one yet. The smartphone is now “coming soon” for a price that remains to be determined later on.
Hardware-wise, the Idol 4S is definitely a high-end smartphone. It packs a large 5.5-inch AMOLED display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and features 2.5D glass finish on the front and back.
On the inside, Alcatel's new Windows 10 handset features a 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable via microSD card.
Another major features included is the 21-megapixel rear-facing camera that offers PDAF (phase detection autofocus) and dual-tone flash. There's also a secondary 8-megapixel camera in the front for selfie lovers.
According to T-Mobile, the Alcatel Idol 4S packs a battery that should provide up to 13 hours of talk time or up to 17.5 days of standby time. The smartphone fully supports 4G LTE and comes with USB Type-C port.
As the title says, the Idol 4S ships with Windows 10 Mobile onboard, but T-Mobile also confirms that it's compatible with Continuum as well. Customers who purchase the smartphone will also receive a pair of virtual reality goggles that will allow them to experience rich content like 360 degree movies and games.