Alcatel Idol Pro 4 ‘superphone’ tipped with Windows 10, Continuum, SD820 SoC
As if the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL don’t have their work cut out for them enough from the outside, the high-end inside threats are also piling up, including the Acer Liquid Jade Primo, NuAns Neo, Vaio Phone Biz and, most likely, the HP Elite x3 and Alcatel OneTouch Idol Pro 4 before long too.
Wait, wasn’t the Idol 4 supposed to be two upper mid-range Androids? Well, yeah, but that’s the non-Pro Idol 4 and Idol 4S. The “professional” configuration will reportedly run Windows 10 Mobile instead, and swap the relatively fast Snapdragon 617 processor for a crazy powerful 820 silicon.
That’s right, the same system on a chip both the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 (in certain regions) are expected to adopt. In fact, it’s the SoC slated to find its way under the hood of nearly every H1 2016 Android flagship.
Believe it or not though, Snapdragon 820 punch shouldn’t be the only major selling point of the Alcatel Idol Pro 4, as you’ll get Continuum support as well for Display Dock PC convertibility. Which isn’t something 820-powered Androids will be capable of.
Sadly (or not, depending on how you feel about 2K resolution phones), the screen shall purportedly sport 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (unknown size), while in terms of availability, credible sources tell the credible WMPoweruser publication at least one of the big four US operators will carry the “superphone”: T-Mobile.
The “when” of the equation remains up in the air, and so we wouldn’t want to jump to conclusions and look for an MWC 2016 announcement next week. Whoops, we just did, didn’t we?