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Windows 10-based Alcatel Idol 4 Pro leaks out, resembles the Idol 4S

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Windows 10-based Alcatel Idol 4 Pro leaks out, resembles the Idol 4S
Alcatel is seemingly getting ready to release a new Windows 10 handset called Idol Pro 4. It was last month when we first heard of this device - which, according to rumors, is supposed to be a Windows "superphone" with support for Continuum - and now we can actually take a look at it, despite the fact that Alcatel has yet to announce it.

Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) suggests that the Idol 4 Pro is nothing more than a Windows 10 variant of the Alcatel Idol 4S - an Android Marshmallow smartphone that was officially unveiled at MWC 2016. As you can see (click on the image on the left to zoom in) the Idol 4 Pro does resemble the Idol 4S a lot, apparently being made out of metal and glass, and featuring a front-facing camera with LED flash. However, at the moment, we don't know if the devices' specs are similar.

While the Idol 4S sports a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display and is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, we heard that the Idol 4 Pro would feature a 1080p display and Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 820 processor. Of course, for now, we can't be sure of anything.

Assuming that it's going to be launched in the near future, the Idol 4 Pro will become Alcatel's second Windows 10 handset, after the affordable OneTouch Fierce XL (which is currently available from T-Mobile for $139.99 off contract).

Would you be interested in buying this Alcatel-made Windows 10 smartphone?

source: @evleaks

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posted on 16 Mar 2016, 23:15 1

1. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 2108; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)

If the Fierce's camera is any indication of Alcatel's commitment to mobile photography, I'll pass. The Fierce works very well with Win10 but that camera reminds me of the most beautiful Windows device ever, the Dell Venue Pro. THAT was an abomination as phone cameras go.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 23:23 5

2. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

It seems like others make better WP phones than Lumias

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 23:57 2

3. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS (Posts: 319; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)

You realize that's why Microsoft shorten the Lumia Portfolio was so other OEM's could step in. There handling the same way the do the Tablet/Laptop division Surface Phone will be built for others to innovate from, just like Surface Pro & Surface Book. Loving my 950xl but I just want some metal in my life.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 00:00

4. Furbal (unregistered)

Id love a metal frame, V10/Note 4 are a perfect combination of metal and plastic imo.

just got a 950xl again to try out - the plastic creaking is still here but atleast the software is stable enough to be a DD as compared to when it launched.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 00:15 1

5. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS (Posts: 319; Member since: 29 Sep 2015)

Mozo is the way to go! Greatly improves quality I have black leather but really wish Mozo would some how some way make an all metal back replacement that looks like the Surface, but I'll just have to wait til Surface Phone or Panos Phone.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 01:03

6. Furbal (unregistered)

Indeed, waiting for them to come into stock!

All metal is not going to happen with the radios/nfc/wireless charging though.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 03:19

7. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)

And that's why Samsung hasn't gone full metal on it's flagship. But Glass and metal frame.

Great setup. Albeit a fragile one.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:33

8. drahcir02 (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Mar 2016)

Xperia's Power Button

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 10:04

9. franckyvinvin12 (Posts: 10; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)

I would not expect this device to come out shortly actually. I think Redstone will be a good step forward and hopefully will make us forget the chaotic beginnings of w10m, so I'd expect Alcatel to announce this when Redstone looks ready on insider devices, and then to sell it when Redstone is actually deployed. Could mean summer.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 15:36

10. jimberkas (Posts: 18; Member since: 14 Sep 2015)

no desire for a windows phone, but that's a nice looking phone!

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 20:06

11. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

It this had the Apple or Samsung logo on it, the whole world would have probably agreed that it was the best looking phone ever built. Or, at least, on par with the iphone and the GS7. Honestly, this design is amazing, yet the Idol 4S has been completely overlooked.

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