Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 will be released by T-Mobile on November 10

Update: Alcatel finally announced the Idol 4S with Windows. The handset will indeed be released by T-Mobile on November 10 for $469.99, complete with a free VR headset. You can check out the smartphone in the official promo video embedded above.

T-Mobile recently listed the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 on its official website, only to quickly remove it and go silent about its release date. However, it looks like we now know when the handset will be launched (although it still hasn't been officially announced).

According to Windows Central, the new Windows 10 smartphone should be available starting November 10 at T-Mobile. It looks like you'll be able to find the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 via all T-Mobile channels (including in retail stores across the nation) for $469.99. Considering the features that the device is packing, that's a pretty attractive price - assuming you don't dislike Windows 10 Mobile, of course.

The Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 looks a lot like the Android-based Alcatel Idol 4S, though some of its main features are different (mostly for the better). The Windows handset sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, uses the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, and offers 4 GB of RAM plus 64 GB of expandable storage space. The device further comes with a fingerprint scanner, a 3000 mAh battery, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and a 21 MP rear camera. There's also a dedicated camera button on board, which should help you take photos faster and easier.

At the moment, T-Mobile is not selling any Windows-based phones, which isn't surprising, since Windows 10 Mobile has a minuscule share of the smartphone market. When the Alcatel Idol 4S arrives, it should be offered with a free VR headset - a rarity for a Windows handset. So, do you plan to buy this Alcatel Idol 4S?

sources: Windows BlogWindows Central

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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 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(13.3h talk time)



1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Omg!!! I will be getting one.

2. krystian

Posts: 423; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Hope it comes to Canada.

3. dnomadic

Posts: 449; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

One of the few that will likely purchase day one... possibly.... potentially.... I mean, I like windows, but I need Microsoft commitment to the platform if I am to day one this device... Come on Microsoft

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

At this price? Yeah, I'll be all over it.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22787; Member since: May 28, 2014

Great specs, great price and a VR headset thrown in for free? Definitely my next Windows handset.

6. Furbal unregistered

Hope the camera is decent. Had to return my axon 7 due to it bootlooping on me. Either this or the Dtek60 will be coming my way (and probably a Le Pro 3)

7. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

If this Windows 10 mobile smart phones does continuum then it will have great assets especially in 2017 when the threshold 2 updates make a Windows 10 mobile smart phone truly look and operate like Pocket PC.

8. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Yes, Continuum will be onboard. What I haven't read anywhere is whether this will ship with the Anniversary Update. Not a crushing blow if it doesn't, 5 minutes and 2 registry edits later and I'll have it on the Insider Builds.

9. rsiders

Posts: 2037; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I ups my like to give this a shot but I need to know that Alcatel really thought this phone and it just threw a much of high end specs into it. Really curious about that camera. I hope it's flagship worthy.

10. strikerchooooo unregistered

Finally a good phone company makes a phone with a good OS, thanks, Alcatel!

11. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I'll wait for some time before attempting to get one idol 4S. I won't hop on it from day one of it's availibility, in order to be sure there aren't any major issues which usually affect the first batch of production.

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