Alcatel has unveiled a Windows 10 variant of Idol 4S
After releasing the Android Marshmallow-based Idol 4S at MWC at the beginning of this year, Alcatel has unveiled a Windows 10 variant of Idol 4S. The smartphone is limited to T-Mobile and comes with a price tag of $469.99 (approximately Rs. 31,500). T-Mobile is expected to begin the sale from November 10 and will pack the Idol 4S VR Goggles inside the box.
Alcatel Idol 4S buyers will get free 45-days trial for Hulu Plus, and an additional 30-day trial for Microsoft Groove music service. They will also get the free copy of the Windows 10 mobile game Halo: Spartan Assault.
The Alcatel Idol 4S variant carries the similar look as the Android Variant, although there are several distinctions when it comes to specifications it sports a 5.5-inch HD (1080×1920 pixels) AMOLED display, rather than the QHD display seen on the Android variant. The new handset is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM, as an alternate to the Snapdragon 652 chipset with Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB RAM that was incorporated in the previous version.
Windows 10 Mobile based Alcatel Idol 4S features an upgraded 21-megapixel primary camera along with touch focus and dual-LED flash. To recall, the Android variant features a 16-megapixel primary camera. An 8-megapixel selfie camera along with real-time face beautification and LED flash remain same in both the smartphones.
The smartphone has an internal storage capacity of 64GB which can be further expanded to 128GB via microSD card slot. Plus the handset also has dual-firing speakers.
The Windows 10 based Idol 4S smartphone dimensions are measured at 153.9×75.4×6.99mmand weighs 152 grams. The handset packs a 3000mAh battery, which is timed to charge within 95 minutes through a Quick Charge version 2.0.
For connectivity, the handset has Dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, GPS, Micro-USB, and Bluetooth 4.1. The idol 4S will sport an all-glass black coloured body with metallic gold edges.