Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 coming soon to Europe

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 coming soon to Europe

Europe is perhaps the only region where Windows Phone still had a decent market share, one that would not go below the 1% milestone. However, Alcatel has decided to introduce its newest Windows Phone handset, the Idol 4S in the United States, a market completely dominated by iOS and Android.

The good news is Windows Phone fans in Europe will be able to get their hands on the Alcatel Idol 4S after all. According to Alcatel France, the smartphone will be available for purchase in some European countries (France included).

Unlike its Android counterpart, the Windows 10 version of Idol 4S is a high-end smartphone that comes with a powerful Qualcom Snadragon 820 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD).

There's no word on price yet, but T-Mobile launched the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 for $470 outright and the smartphone came with a free VR headset in the sales package.

Those who would like to give the Idol 4S with Windows 10 a try should know the smartphone sports a decent 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution and features Asahi Dragontrail Glass for extra protection.

Also, Alcatel's high-end smartphone packs an impressive 21-megapixel camera on the back, which features dual-LED flash, PDAF (phase detection autofocus), and 4K video recording. A secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera is included as well.

source: Alcatel France via NPU

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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

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17 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Honestly, why the f**k Europe needs that?

6. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Because it's great? If you're into WP then that's it or L950 which has SD808. Probably a better camera but overall this Alcatel looks better

8. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Alcatel hardware is great but the WP .

9. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Recognizing individuality is a big part of intellect.

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Intellectualising rhetorics are the thing of the past. Let make some changes to your line:

11. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

You believe that choice is not an individual thing therefore you are not free to make choices but blindly follow? If something doesn't make sense to you it must be wrong? Studies have proven that those who are close minded often have lower iq's due to not being to think outside a very constrained area. I merely stated a fact without applying anything to you. What you choose to believe happens outside my control.

13. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Sense is there. WP has proven record of failing ecosystem.To recognise failure of one OS does not require vast intellect resources but to pair individuality with failure requires some kind of powers that intellect people do not posses . I wonder if you reply to the right thread after all.

14. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

You're changing the subject. You're saying WP is not great and as such no one would want to buy it. But there are those that do have the individual taste and want it. And obviously Alcatel did well enough on T-mobile to see that market demand is there. Despite low market share, despite a failure in the global market, despite the app gap, these individuals still prefer it to the alternatives because it does what they need it to do. Not everyone cares about what you care about. And that's why making those comments is childish. Act like you would act among a group of strangers in person. The net doesn't authorize you to break social constructs.

15. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

"You're saying WP is not great and as such no one would want to buy it" I never said that and let me correct you : WP is failure and the latter statment is a lie . Get your act together brothe.

16. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Look at the context. "Honestly, why the f**k Europe needs that?" There are europeans who like WP and want it. Wiencon responds: Because it's great? You respond: Alcatel hardware is great but the WP So that's exactly what you said. No one wants to buy it with your Europe remark. And it's not great with your reply to Wiencon. And yes it's a failure no doubt, too late to the game. W10 can change that by getting into the game earlier for the next wave of devices. Guess you don't keep track of your comments. Good day to you.

17. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

If its not great it must be something else and used word failure. I never said WP is not great either. What do you smoke anderson?

2. libra89

Posts: 2206; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Sweet!

3. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

950XL is a better phone.. I have both.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3082; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's got a better camera and that's it. The Idol is a much better performer all the way around. I've had both too.

5. killer7D

Posts: 550; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

Those are not made by ALCATEL.. they are made by a Chinese Company called TCL who only brand thier phones with the word "ALCATEL" .. Just imagine TCL AND WINDOWS PHONE combination !!

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Europe is perhaps the only region where Windows Phone still had a decent market share, one that would not go below the 1% milestone" That's a hilarious milestone. Though I would indeed like to see WP's market grow better than that - it's a great OS after all.

12. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

It was beating ios in certain countries for a while there. Then it all went downhill. It was popular in England, France, Germany, Poland and Italy. Hitting market shares 10% and higher in some. But honestly it wasn't Microsoft's brand and the US is the market they need to penetrate.

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