Alcatel Idol 4 Pro Wi-Fi certification hints at T-Mobile release


After launching the Fierce XL with Windows 10 earlier this year, it looks like the folks at Alcatel could be bringing another Windows smartphone to T-Mobile.

The Wi-Fi Alliance has posted certification info for the Idol 4 Pro (shown below), a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone that leaked earlier this year. The certification doesn’t contain much in the way of exciting new info, but the product name does have one juicy tidbit: It reads “IDOL4 PRO TMO.”


Scanning through the other Alcatel devices in the Wi-Fi Alliance certification database, we can see a few other devices that include “TMO” in their product name and were released on T-Mobile. Those include the Pop 7 LTE (“PIXI4-7 4G TMO”), the Fierce XL (“Pixi3-5.5 4G TMO”), and the Pop Astro (“alto 4.5-TMO”).

There’s no word on when the Idol 4 Pro might launch at T-Mobile, but a report from earlier this year did shed light on the Windows 10 Mobile smartphone’s specs. According to VentureBeat, the Idol 4 Pro will pack a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 21-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras. Also expected to be included is a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, a 3000mAh battery, and support for Continuum, a feature that will let you connect your phone to a TV or monitor and use it like a PC.

While Alcatel and T-Mobile did come together earlier this year to give T-Mo customers some fresh Windows 10 Mobile hardware, the Fierce XL isn’t exactly the most high-end phone around. The Idol 4 Pro is expected to be pretty high-end, and if it does indeed come to T-Mo, it could be a good option for folks that want a powerful Widows 10 Mobile phone like the Lumia 950 and 950 XL that’s also sold and officially supported by T-Mobile.

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  • snworf

    .7% of the smartphone market share purchasers will be thrilled to have another choice, at least until their new Alcatel stops receiving OS updates :-(

    • Alcatel has done a good job of allowing OS updates for the Fierce XL with Windows 10. It’s not like Android, where Alcatel and T-Mobile (NOT Google) have control of the updates for those line of phones. It’s yet another reason why I switched to Windows when Alltel was bought out.

      • snworf

        That’s what they’ve promised for years now, it doesn’t actually turn out that way though.

        • itskai

          hmm my fierce xl has been getting updates regularly with no issues from Microsoft. in fact….Microsoft released an update 2 days ago and it is fine.

    • Ordeith

      Microsoft controls the updates with Windows 10 Mobile. No more OEM and carrier interference. :)

    • 3165dwayne

      I don’t think Microsoft will leave the few devices that are going to be released, “high and dry”.

      • snworf

        At this point, it really makes no difference whether they do or no — not enough users to matter :-(

  • donnybee

    This is a pretty good looking phone from these pictures. Or at least different looking..

    Except the camera. That couldn’t be uglier.

    • Sometimes, the ugliest cameras have the clearest shots…you never know.

  • Whiskers

    Pretty sad T-Mobile can’t certify the 950XlL so when can atleast use the WIFI calling .
    Windows users always get the shaft for options >

    • I consider it to be quite upsetting as well. I damn near switched from T-Mobile until they sold the Fierce XL.

      • Acdc1a

        I’m sure this will come off offensive, but it’s not my intent. T-Mobile would not care if the Windows Phone user base jumped ship. It’s strictly business. To complete for less than 3% of the marketplace over something like WiFi calling on an unlocked phone is dumb business. I’d love for Microsoft to gain some traction but there recent moves lead me to believe it’s not in the cards.

        • From what I heard, MSFT have 2,400 employees in the Surface division working on phone hardware. So, they’re going the same route Google went on desktop. They’re going to continue to support ODMs on Windows 10 Mobile.

        • Acdc1a

          They’re laying off 1,800.

        • Whiskers

          But those layoffs are from the Lumia projects , MS no longer is involved with that now .
          News flash , that has all been sold off .
          The Surface projects is something entirely different .

        • Acdc1a

          News flash…I want to be wrong but Microsoft has given up on mobile. Stay away from Koolaid…ask hardcore Blackberry fans.

        • Whiskers

          “Breaking News Flash” …thinking is required .

          Why would Microsoft continue to waste their time and money on Lumia projects when it’s clear everyone is already hyped up and waiting for a Surface phone to buy .
          They already know future Lumia phones won’t sell , customers want the Surface phone , and the apps need to be improved majorly for future customers to consider buying any Windows phone .
          So why waste more time and money on a losing battle , regroup and give the customers what they really want if they want .
          Please put down the Crack Pipe and take a breather !

        • Acdc1a

          Yes, there is so much buzz about the Surface phone…NOWHERE!

        • 3165dwayne

          I’m sorry, but where is this hype?

        • TheCudder

          In a different division.

        • Acdc1a

          As I said, I’d like to be wrong…but the Windows Phone ecosystem doesn’t have the apps (as I type from my Lumia 640) and certainly doesn’t have the adoption rates required and a Surface phone is unlikely to change that. Every now and then I pop back to the 640 to see what’s changed…and unfortunately it isn’t much.

        • Whiskers

          Give it time grasshopper , Microsoft made some mistakes and it can’t be fixed over night .
          That’s why they sold off the losing battle and regrouped to give customers what they really want .
          When they release the Surface phone , it will be complete with the universal apps or whatever they have up their sleeves to fix that problem .

        • 3165dwayne

          People have been giving them time since 2011.

        • riverhorse

          I’m waiting for more definite news… Intel killed off the processor for the planned Surface phone with dock… MS said they’re still moving forward… with?????

        • They’ll likely use the SD 830 for a Surface phone, which I hope is nothing like the 810.

        • Whiskers

          I have no issues at all with my SD 810 in my 950XL phone .
          Best windows phone i’ve owned to this date .

        • The Lumia 950 XL is the only one running the 810 on any of the three major OSes that has no issues. I remember several Androids actually being killed via overheating last year, which was the focus of my previous comment.

        • itskai

          Has nothing to do with WP marketshare. Tmobile is this way simply with all non-tmo phones including androidl

  • guest

    I’ve decided not to buy a Windows phone because of how Microsoft is forcing Windows 10 into peoples computers and stuff. I know Google is the same.

    • Microsoft is not forcing Windows 10 on phones on anyone. I should know because I bought a Windows 10 phone on my birthday.

      I will not be buying another Windows 10 desktop, tablet or Xbox One. Instead, I’ll be getting the PS 4 (gotta have SF), Wii U, 3DS, an Android (Wi-Fi only) tablet and a Macbook.

    • 3165dwayne

      You can disable the windows 10 update or just ignore it. you can also disable the popups. I’m not a super Microsoft fan but I hate misinformation.

  • This just may be my perfect backup phone (in case the Fierce XL gets killed)!

    • TheCudder

      A higher end device as a backup? *Scratches head*

    • 3165dwayne

      Lol, what the hell part of this phone screams, “back up phone”? Is it the 4GB of RAM or is it the Snapdragon 820 processor? Please, don’t tell me its the FHD screen. Maybe It’s also because it doesn’t say Samsung at the top.

      • I call it a backup phone because I want to use my existing phone, in this case, the ALCATEL Fierce XL with Windows 10, for at least one calendar year. Which means through March 18, 2017.

        I don’t like Samsung because they got rid of the Ativ line.

  • Matt

    After Microsoft’s announcement that they will be effectively killing off any support for Windows phones, it would be foolish to buy this phone.

    • Runciter

      That is not what is happening…

    • Whiskers

      You need to reread what has been said by Microsoft.
      They gave a list of phones they will be still supporting and updating regularly .
      They want to put most of their effort towards the Surface projects .

    • Posted from Cupertino.

    • Ordeith

      Oh dear, did you fall for the clickbait journalism too?

    • 3165dwayne

      when did ms say this?

  • Mike Thaler

    People kept buying Blackberry phones (that couldn’t run most usable apps) long after it was obvious it was a dying platform.
    (I owned 4 diff. BB models over the years.)

  • RainbowTop

    Depending on final price, I’m cautiously interested… The specs are super for a mid- high end device. Lets hope the price is right!