Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile has its full specs revealed ahead of T-Mobile launch

TCL-owned Alcatel is one of the more active second-tier smartphone brands stateside, throwing a bunch of stuff against the wall lately to see what sticks. Super-low-cost unlocked handhelds, all-in-one VR headsets, fitness trackers, smartwatches, you name it, this up-and-coming company will build it.

It’ll even manufacture phones for dying hardware makers to keep their once respected name afloat, all while also flooding the market with confusingly similar own-branded Idol models. No, you’re not mistaken, there’s already an Alcatel Idol 4S out and about, running Android Marshmallow, although that won’t stop T-Mobile from christening the Windows 10 Mobile variant the exact same way.

The most confusing part is the two will differ in other departments besides software too, as the W10M Alcatel Idol 4S is today exposed in full, 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen, Snapdragon 820 SoC, 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 21/8MP cameras, 3,000 mAh battery, fingerprint scanner and all.

In contrast, the Android-powered Idol 4S comes with Quad HD display resolution in tow, SD652 muscle, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and a 16MP rear-facing shooter. Virtual reality capabilities are where the two models apparently share a strong family resemblance, both using their retail packaging as immersive goggles.

But of course, the looming Magenta variant will also leverage Windows 10’s Continuum strengths, possibly heading for a long overdue public debut at Microsoft’s New York press event on Wednesday, October 26.

Source: Windows Central

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