Alcatel’s Idol 4S for T-Mobile announced, coming November 10


Waiting for a flagship smartphone on T-Mobile for Windows 10? Your wishes may have just come true. Alcatel has just announced the Alcatel Idol 4S for Windows 10 coming to T-Mobile (USA) from November 10.

The device is the long awaited Alcatel  “Superphone” and come with competitive specs for today’s smartphone market such as a beefy Snapdragon 820 processor, support for Alcatel’s bundled VR headset as well as support for T-Mobile’s network (it is a phone after all,)

Microsoft and Alcatel are positioning this as their Windows 10 Consumer flagship for 2016, with the former stating:

“Enhanced security and enterprise-level productivity solutions are key features within Windows 10, but there have been few options in the U.S. market that combine this operating system with a powerful, experience-rich smartphone,” said Steve Cistulli, president and general manager for Alcatel, North America. “We’re proud to collaborate with T-Mobile and Microsoft to launch the IDOL 4S with Windows 10, delivering a value-packed smartphone experience that is unmatched in the U.S. market, finally bringing to life the full potential of what a high performance Windows 10 smartphone experience can be.”

Users who purchase the phone will receive a few freebies for the price. Alcatel and T-Mobile are offering a free 45 day trial for Hulu Plus, a 30 day trial for Microsoft’s (excellent) Groove Music service, and a free copy of Halo: Spartan Assault.

The Alcatel Idol 4S also supports Microsoft’ Continuum feature. While it doesn;t have its own dock, you may make use of Microsoft’s own USB type C dock or even use Miracast to wirelessly project to your Windows 10 PC for continuum.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • 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

You can order the device from T-Mobile starting from $469 next week.

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