Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 flagship not coming to Europe

Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 flagship not coming to Europe
T-Mobile and Alcatel teamed up once again to offer customers in the United States another flagship Windows-powered smartphone, the Idol 4S. The smartphone is expected to arrive at T-Mobile on November 10 for just $469.99.

The Idol 4S will be exclusive to T-Mobile, so no other carrier in the United States will offer it, at least for time. Along with the smartphone, Alcatel will also bundle a free VR headset compatible with the Idol 4S.

Unfortunately, the Idol 4S will be a very hard to come by smartphone since Alcatel confirmed that it has no plans to launch the Windows-based handset in Europe.

That's quite weird since Europe has the largest amount of Windows Phone users, even though that slipped to one digit numbers in the last couple of months. According to Alcatel, “this model is not intended for Europe,” so there might be another Windows 10 Mobile handset specifically designed for other regions.

Although this seems a bit far-fetched, it would make sense for Alcatel to introduce a high-end Windows 10 handset in Europe, if they plan to sell the phone at all. The Idol 4S is a great device on paper, as Alcatel included a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU inside, along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.

On top of that, the Windows 10-powered flagship sports a 5.5-inch display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution, and packs a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera. The Idol 4S has a fingerprint scanner as well and a decent 3,000 mAh battery under the hood.

source: Alcatel via MSPoweruser

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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 Comment

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Well that sucks, I wanted to replace my dad's L1020 with this one. I guess L950 will do

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