Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 confirmed to arrive at T-Mobile with free VR headset

It's no surprise that Alcatel plans to introduce a high-end Windows 10 smartphone in the United States. However, there are many details that we don't know about like the release date of the phone, as well as the price tag.

We also believe that Alcatel might launch the smartphone in two variations, so customers can choose either Android or Windows 10 Mobile, but that's an assumption based on the latest leaks.

Today, we've received more information about Alcatel's upcoming Windows 10 smartphone. First of all, the device will be launched via T-Mobile, but it won't be called Alcatel Idol 4 Pro. Instead, the Magenta carrier will sell the smartphone as Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10.

A picture of the packaging confirms the new name of the smartphone, as well as the fact that it will also contain a free VR headset. Both the smartphone and the VR headset will be included in the same sales package.

Specs-wise, we've been reporting in the last couple of weeks that Alcatel Idol 4S looks like a flagship device on paper. If previous rumors are accurate, the Idol 4S with Windows 10 should pack a powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor inside, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card.

The smartphone should also boast an impressive 21-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 12-megapixel camera in the front. Keep in mind though that these specs haven't been confirmed yet, so take it with a grain of salt.

The Android version of the Alcatel Idol 4S launched in the US months ago has much lower specs than the Windows 10 model. The Android-powered handset packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. It also sports a 5.5-inch QHD display, 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel selfie camera.

We expect T-Mobile and Alcatel to unveil the Idol 4S with Windows 10 in the next couple of weeks, but more info on the smartphone might emerge online until then, so stay tuned.

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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. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Another beastly windows 10 handset besides the HP Elite X3....Interesting, perhaps this one will have a much better price tag.

3. sgodsell

Posts: 7617; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Windows 10 mobile OS needs to use 64 bit first. It's still 32 bit.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22802; Member since: May 28, 2014

Windows 10 for Mobile already has handsets using 64 bit, and they're called the HP Elite x3, and the Lumia's 950 and 950xl.,Microsoft-Lumia-950/phones/9545%2C9544 It's called research. You should try it, sometime.

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7617; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Windows 10 mobile OS on ARM is still 32 bit. Sure you can use 64 bit hardware, and still run 32 bit software.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22802; Member since: May 28, 2014

Microsoft will have 64 bit software out by the Redstone 2 update. The only reason why it's not now is because they didn't feel it was necessary for Mobile. The 32 bit software is still enough to run on 64 bit hardware and to be used with VR equipment.

2. rkoforever90

Posts: 487; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

does windowsphone support VR?

5. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Not that i know of, that there are even apps for it.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22802; Member since: May 28, 2014

4. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

It's no surprise that Alcatel plans to introduce a high end Windows 10 smartphone in the United is this not a surprise? Nobody's heard anything about it at all and hardly any OEMs have actually made phones for consumers this year.

9. kotan24

Posts: 320; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

So much power for a Windows phone? Such a waste!

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