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.

source: T-Mobile

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Idol 4S with Windows
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 21 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(13.3h talk time)



1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 VR ??? Does Windows 10 VR exist, Mr. Cosmin V? Heck, how can this device be useful for VR with a 1080p display?

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Hold your 'horses', Trojan... Look at the end of the article... Allow this old man to assist you, young one... BTW, Its YOU who should be assisting "The Seniors"... Anyhow, here goes: I quote: "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." There, savvy? Children these days... No stamina to read a whole article... They just let their fingers out and unleash them on the poor keyboard... Ha! Mock anything you fancy... BUT DON'T YA DARE MOCK MY BELOVED W10M WHILE I'M ON THE LOOKOUT... You've been warned, little one... G'Day!

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Where did I mock Windows 10 Mobile? I simply asked if VR existed in it's platform, as I wasn't aware of it. You make a fool of yourself by calling someone you do not even know "young one". You don't behave like a "grown up" man as you claim to be, but rather like a kid who can't comprehend a mere post and spew stuffs I didn't even say in post #1. Besides, Windows Mobile is my second favorite OS, right after Android and before iOS. If you're indeed an old man as you claim, then grow up!

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

"Does Windows 10 VR exist, Mr. Cosmin V?" To answer your question, take a gander at this article: Short answer: Yes, and Microsofts VR platform will be available to the masses in the spring, but the article will go a little further in depth about it.

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Thanks, MG. I wasn't aware Windows 10 VR existed. Cheers

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22478; Member since: May 28, 2014

Anytime, my friend.

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

But that GreenMan went on a rant, saying that I shouldn't mock Windows 10 Mobile. Where did I do that in post myc#1 in this thread? I admit I didn't fully read this article as I was driving on the highway (I know its wrong to do so, but there was no car on my lane) so I was in a haste and couldn't read everything that was written here.

6. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Microsoft is a software giant that was sleeping for a while due to sitting on its throne and not predicting companies like Google and Apple would have the power to dethrone them. When these guys do stuff they do it well and having the insane software capabilities and hardware partners they will wow people. Even this new creators version of windows is coming along pretty nicely. But they have so many feature plans it's insane. VR will be huge if MS/Intel and every other OEM wants to make it huge. And that's what they are doing with some of the best tech out there. Honestly Windows 10 is the first operating system that has caught my attention in a while.

7. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

DTEK60 over this anyday. Hell even the DTEK50.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Price it at $399 and I will bite.:)

4. libra89

Posts: 2313; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yay! Too big for me personally, but looking forward to reading about it.

12. rsiders

Posts: 2009; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Windows Phone used to be my home and my love but I've seen it waste away her the years. From cancelled devices to exclusive ones that made other users cover that mean old AT&T, Microsoft seems to just get it at least perception wise. I would love to give Windows another shot on mobile but I really need Alcatel to sell this device and convince me that they really worked hard on the total experience including the camera. Specs alone don't mean anything if the OEM did not ave any passion behind it.

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