Alcatel Planning to bring Windows 10 Powered Idol 4s to more markets

Alcatel Idol 4S, the only Windows 10 Mobile that has got some decent reviews, and also supports VR out of the box, might be just ready to come to more markets around the world.

Alcatel France has today confirmed that is planning to expand from US only to other markets. As of now it is exclusive to T-Mobile. Recently, Windows Device Recovery Tool also added Idol 4S into the list.

IN last one year, we haven’t seen any new device except for HP Elite X3, and Idol 4S. Both of these devices fall into premium category which means if only you are planning to replace your Lumia 950 XL, this could be a great choice.

Is VR support worth an hype? Not by a great margin, and only Creators Update will tell how much VR ready Windows 10 Mobile is or if Cellular PC will get that kind of support.


Alcatel has recently launched “Alcatel Idol” in India which is an Android Phone, and I am pretty sure that they would bring the handset to India as well. However it won’t come cheap as it is priced at $469

  • 5.5” QHD 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • AMOLED, 16M color display
  • Outdoor readability
  • Precog UI (Touchless control)
  • Live UI (Parallax UI)
  • 2.5D glass
Dimension and Weight : 153.9 x 75.4 x 6.99 mm – 149g
  • Internal memory: 32 GB + 3 GB RAM
  • End user memory: 25 GB
Battery : 3000mAh || Charging time: 100mins
  • Dual stereo speakers (2 x 3.6W)
  • Waves Technology
  • Smart PA (Power Amplifier) TFA9890
  • Supported formats: AAC LC, AAC+,
  • Enhanced AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MIDI, Vorbis, PCM/WAVE
  • Hi-Fi, OM DRM 1.0
  • FM radio RDS
  • Flip to mute
  • Dual-mic noise cancellation
  • HD Voice
  • HAC M3
  • 16 Mpxl camera, touch focus,
  • Phase detection autofocus 0.1-0.3s,
  • 6P lens, dual-tone led flash,
  • Instant shot (0.6s), slow motion, manual mode,
  • Micro video, auto HDR, panorama, digital zoom x4,
  • Video stabilization (EIS), Fyuse 360° pictures,
  • Live broadcasting
  • Aperture: f2.0, sensor size: 1/2.8”, pixel size: 1.12µm
  • 8 Mpxl sub-camera FF, pixel size: 1.12µm,
  • Wide-viewing angle (84°), parallax selfie,
  • Real-time face beautification, selfie-flash,
  • Faceshow
  • Video capture: 2K@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps,
  • Video playback: 4K@30fps, 1080@60fps
  • Video streaming: 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps
  • Video codec: HEVC, H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP, VP8/VP9
  • Chipset MSM8976 (Snapdrago™ 652)
  • Android™ 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Octa-core CPU (4×1.8 GHz + 4×1.4 GHz)
  • Adreno 510@550MHz
  • G-Sensor, E-compass, Hall sensor, Gyroscope
  • Virtual Reality contents
  • 3x reversible audio and screen
  • Boom Key experience booster
  • One-finger zoom
  • Double tap to screen on and off
  • Double tap to lock/unlock video
  • ONETOUCH Music
  • GSM Quadband (850/900/1800/1900)
  • UMTS 1/2/5/8,
  • HSPA+ 42 Mbps downlink, 5.76 Mbps uplink 4G – Support up to Cat 4 (6070K)/Cat 6 (6070Y),
  • LTE B1/3/7/8/20/28A 150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink
  • Wi-Fi direct, Wi-Fi display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC,
  • Micro USB 2.0 high speed, Support OTG, GPS with A-GPS 4FF (Nano-SIM), EAP SIM –
  • Dual SIM Dual Standby (6070K)


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