While we’ve seen a good couple of dozen device manufacturers surprisingly join forces with Microsoft lately to try to keep the mobile iteration of Windows afloat, you can still count the W10M flagships on the fingers of one hand.
You have your road-opening Lumia 950 and 950 XL, the extremely similar Acer Liquid Jade Primo, and an HP Elite X3 we’re only expecting to actually go on sale in the summer. Of the four, just the last one packs the best possible processor these days, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, which anyway you look at it, is quite disappointing.
But before long, the Alcatel Idol Pro 4 or Idol 4 Pro should go straight for Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5’s jugulars. Forget rumors of the Windows 10 Mobile phablet aping the Android-powered Idol 4S’s middling specifications.
Instead, the always reliable GFX Bench database suggests we’re dealing with a massive 6-incher, hauling a “mysterious” Qualcomm SoC comprised of a quad-core CPU and Adreno 530 GPU. The only silicon that fits the description is, you guessed it, the SD820, but what’s weird is Alcatel seems to want to pair it with a modest 2GB RAM.
On the bright side, the cameras are themselves upgraded from what the Idol 4S offers, to 20 and 9 megapixels, and you’ll also get plenty of internal digital hoarding room, courtesy of a 64GB ROM. Still, this doesn’t go all the way in its attempt to contend early 2016 Android heavyweights, settling for Full HD screen resolution, and thus keeping our hopes intact of seeing the Alcatel Idol Pro 4 priced “aggressively.” Maybe around the $500 mark, Continuum-enabled Display Dock not included.
Source: GFX Bench