After launching the Android Marshmallow-based Idol 4S at MWC earlier this year, Alcatel has launched a Windows 10 Mobile variant of the Idol 4S. The smartphone is exclusive to T-Mobile, and is priced at $469.99 (roughly Rs. 31,500). T-Mobile will begin selling it from November 10, and will bundle the Idol 4S VR Goggles inside the box.
Alcatel Idol 4S (Windows 10) buyers will get free 45-day trial for Hulu Plus, as well as an additional 30-day trial for Microsoft Groove music service. They'll also receive a free copy of the Windows 10 Mobile game Halo: Spartan Assault.
The Alcatel Idol 4S (Windows 10) variant looks just like the Android variant, but has many differences when it comes to specifications. It features a 5.5-inch HD (1080x1920 pixels) AMOLED display, instead of the QHD display seen on the Android version. The new smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chipset with Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM, instead of the Snapdragon 652 chipset with Adreno 510 GPU and 3GB RAM seen on the previously launched Idol 4S.
The dual-SIM, Windows 10 Mobile-based Alcatel Idol 4S (Windows 10) sports an upgraded 21-megapixel rear camera with touch focus and dual-LED flash. To recap, the Android variant sports a 16-megapixel rear camera. At the front, the 8-megapixel selfie camera with real-time face beautification and LED flash remains the same.
The storage bundled internally has also been increased to 64GB, and it can be further expanded using the microSD slot (up to 128GB). There are also dual-firing stereo speakers on the Windows 10 variant.
The Idol 4S (Windows 10) smartphone measures 153.9x75.4x6.99mm,weighs 152 grams, and is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which is rated to charge within 95 minutes via the Quick Charge version 2.0.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE (Cat 4.), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and Micro-USB (with OTG). The Idol 4S (Windows 10) will come in an all-glass black-coloured body with gold metallic edges.