Alcatel's Idol 4S "superphone" not coming to Europe

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Waiting for a flagship smartphone on T-Mobile for Windows 10? Your wish has come true as  Alcatel has just announced the Alcatel Idol 4S for Windows 10 coming to T-Mobile (USA) from November 10. Want the same phone outside of USA? It seems that will be asking a bit too much.

French site asked Alcatel France if the handset will be heading to their shores, and received the negative response below:


The handset appears to be the product of a special collaboration between Microsoft, T-Mobile and Alcatel, and the device may end up being exclusive to that carrier.

It would not be the first T-Mobile exclusive Windows Phone, but there was usually other choices for buyers. With the shrinking Windows Phone market this is no longer the case, meaning fans may have to stretch further if they want a new high end Windows Phone, such as shelling out for the rather expensive HP Elite X3.

The Alcatel Idol 4S is a high-end handset with good looks and beefy specs, including:

  • Brilliant 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display that delivers a great viewing experience, even in direct sunlight
  • Powerful Snapdragon 820 processor (2×2.15GHz + 2×1.6GHz) with Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU for smooth multitasking and video processing
  • 21MP main camera with Sony IMX230 sensor + 8MP front camera with 84-degree wide angle lens for pro-style photos
  • Fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello for added user convenience and device security
  • 3000mAh Battery for up to 20 hours of talk time and USB-C charging featuring Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 3.0 technology
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (with MicroSD support up to 128GB)
  • Dual 1.2W multi-directional speaker featuring Hi-Fi audio for a more immersive sound experience
  • Windows 10 Mobile OS including access to Microsoft Office apps, Continuum and regular software updates direct from Microsoft

See what you are missing in the video below.

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