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Alcatel Idol 4S: Snapdragon 820 CPU, Windows 10, VR Support

Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10

Alcatel has officially unveiled its flagship Windows 10 smartphone – Alcatel Idol 4S.

After being leaked a day ago, Alcatel has made the handset official and it’s currently going on sale at T-Mobile.

The Alcatel Idol 4S actually looks a lot like the BlackBerry DTEK60. This is a bit of a downgrade in terms of specs, though.

Aside from being the newest Windows 10 smartphone in a long time, the Idol 4S is also the first to include a VR headset in the package. It also supports Windows Hello fingerprint feature and Windows Continuum (connect to keyboard, monitor, and mouse) out of the box.

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Alcatel Idol 4S features a Snapdragon 820 chipset compared to its Android counterpart’s less powerful 652 chip. It’s also less pixel dense, having only 1080p resolution instead of Quad HD. The good thing here is that it has an additional 1GB RAM. As expected, the battery capacity didn’t change at all – 3000mAh.

In the cameras, there’s a bunch of similarities. It has the same 21-megapixel rear shooter and 8-megapixel camera in front. The Idol 4S Windows 10 smartphone also has dual stereo speakers with Hi-Fi surround sound support.

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Alcatel Idol 4S Specs

  • Windows 10
  • 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D Dragontrail Blass Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
  • 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor
  • Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB storage, expandable up to 2TB via microSD
  • 21-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front camera
  • 4K video recording
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • NFC
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.2 LE, EDR
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • USB Type-C
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 153.9 x 75.4 x 7 mm
  • Weight: 165 g
  • 3000mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0

Previous Lumia owners would be pleased to know that it’s finally confirmed to have a dedicated camera button for easy access.

Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 smartphone is priced at $469.99 and it will be available on T-Mobile starting November 10. There’s no information yet about international availability.

Source: Windows Blog

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