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This week at MWC, Alcatel finally announced the long expected availability of the Windows 10 Mobile powered Alcatel Idol 4S. It will be coming to Europe this June following “high interest of Windows 10 fans and enterprise smartphone users” and has been rebranded the Alcatel IDOL4 Pro (Its original leaked name).
For those unfamiliar with the specs of the IDOL4 Pro its a 5.5 inch Full HD (1080P) AMOLED display. Internals wise, the device packs a powerful combination of the Snapdragon 820 paired with 4 GB of RAM making It one of the most powerful handsets to run Windows 10 Mobile in a year. It also comes with 64GB of storage, SD Card Support and a decent 21 megapixel camera. When it comes to looks, it adheres to the modern smartphone trends of a metal and glass sandwich with a glass back and gold accented metal trim around the sides.
It’ll set you back about 599 Euros when it first releases in June.
Alcatel’s IDOL4 Pro looks like a decent handset for Windows phone fans who want something a little more attractive than the HP Elite x3 and more modern than the aging Lumia 950 XL. While its pricing does not compete favourably with other handsets coming out in that timeframe like the LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S8 and HTC U Ultra, none of those devices run Windows 10 Mobile. For Microsoft’s loyal fan base, that’s all that matters.
If you’re interested in the handset, you can read our review here of the US based Idol 4S and let us know what you think in the comments below.