It’s about time that the HP Elite x3 stopped hogging the spotlight. If you’re not looking for all of the intense features and a high price tag for a Windows 10 Mobile phone in 2016, you may be able to get it with the Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10 soon. How soon? Next Thursday, November 10.
All leaks pointed to the phone’s launch on T-Mobile and, indeed, Windows Central is passing along an internal document guiding front line reps with showroom talking points and dates of availability. It appears that the Idol 4s with Windows 10 will be available across all of T-Mobile’s consumer and business channels on the 10th.
To recap, there’s a fingerprint sensor in the rear, a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with Dragontrail glass on top, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, expandable by microSD, a 21-megapixel main camera paired with an 8-megapixel front facer (bonus points for the dedicated shutter button) and support for Continuum and Windows Hello. It’s not clear if you’ll get the omnidirectional speakers that are on the regular Idol 4s, but the overall spec package is slicker here.
The full retail price is expected to be $469.99. Divided over two years of monthly payments, it would come to about $19.58 each time. No word on if you’ll be able to “Free the Idol” by buying direct from Microsoft or Alcatel or if AT&T will be the only other possible place you can send your phone to.
Source: Windows Central