T-Mobile hasn’t exactly been the go-to carrier for Windows smartphones in the past, but there have been a handful of the Live Tile-equipped devices that’ve hit Magenta’s shelves. And soon, the first Windows 10 device to be offered by T-Mobile will arrive.
A new report says that the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL will launch “in the coming weeks,” backing up a report from back in October. The Fierce XL is expected to cost less than $100. For that price, you’re probably expecting a lower-end spec list, and you’d be right.
The Fierce XL will reportedly offer a 5.5-inch 1280×720 display, 8-megapixel rear camera, and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. Inside of its body — which will allegedly be cyan in color (hooray for another cyan Windows phone!) — will be a Snapdragon 210 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a microSD slot for adding more storage, and a non-removable 2500mAh battery. The Fierce XL will also reportedly include Wi-Fi Calling 2.0 and Voice over LTE, which while not totally surprising, are still welcome inclusions on a lower-end device.
It doesn’t appear that Microsoft’s Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL will be sold on T-Mobile any time soon, so for now, the Alcatel OneTouch Fierce XL looks like it’ll be the only Windows 10 device on T-Mo’s shelves. That’s kind of a bummer for folks that want a high-end Windows experience, but there is always the option of buying an unlocked 950 or 950 XL direct from Microsoft and popping in your T-Mo SIM.
One other detail that’s worth noting is that the Fierce XL is expected to be offered in an Android version as well. Details on that model are light, but don’t be surprised if it has a spec sheet that’s similar to its Windows sibling.