Alcatel Windows 10 Mobile Idol 4S officially announced

Arif Bacchus

Just yesterday, we reported that T-Mobile had set a launch date for the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 Mobile phone. Today, Microsoft has taken to the Windows Experience blog to officially announce the November 10 launch of the Windows 10 Mobile handset.

According to Microsoft, the Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 Mobile phone will be available at T-Mobile stores next week for the price of $469.99. The device itself features a premium dual-glass and metal-framed design, support for Continuum, and for Windows Hello (via a fingerprint scanner.) Each device also comes with virtual reality goggles, a free 45-day trial for Hulu Plus, an additional 30-day trial for Groove Music and a free copy of the Windows 10 Mobile game Halo: Spartan Assault as part of the in-box bundle.

Alcatel Idol 4S

In case you missed our previous coverage of the device, specs on The Alcatel Idol 4S include the following:

  • Windows 10 Mobile, including access to Continuum and Microsoft Office apps
  • A fingerprint sensor that enables Windows Hello
  • In-box virtual reality bundle included
  • 5.5-inch Full-HD (1920×1080) AMOLED display that delivers a great viewing experience, even in direct sunlight
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor (2×2.15GHz + 2×1.6GHz) with Adreno 530 GPU
  • 21MP main camera with Sony IMX230 sensor + 8MP front camera with 84-degree wide angle lens
  • 3000mAh Battery for up to 20 hours of talk time and USB-C charging featuring Quick Charge
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM (with MicroSD support up to 128GB)
  • Dual 1.2W multi-directional speaker featuring Hi-Fi audio

What are your impressions of this device? Do you think it stands up to the Lumia 950 XL or even the HP Elite x3? As always, please do let us know by dropping us a comment below!