T-Mobile’s Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 rumored to launch on November 10


Last week, T-Mobile prematurely revealed the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10, posting images of the phone and its complete spec list on the T-Mobile website. The only details missing were the Idol 4S’s price and launch date, but now that info may have been revealed, too.

T-Mobile will launch the Idol 4S with Windows 10 on Thursday, November 10, says a report from Windows Central. The Windows smartphone is expected to cost $469.99 full retail.

As a refresher, the Idol 4S with Windows 10 is expected to include a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED display, 21-megapixel camera, 64GB of storage, and a microSD slot for adding more storage. It’ll also reportedly offer a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charge support.


Also worth noting is that last week’s Idol 4S leak suggested that the phone will come with several freebies that include a virtual reality headset, free Hulu and Groove Music trial subscriptions, and a free Halo Spartan game.

We’ll have to wait until T-Mobile’s Idol 4S announcement before the device’s launch date and price are confirmed, but the Idol 4S’s appearance on the T-Mo website last week does suggest that a release is near. And while Windows 10 on phones may not be for everyone, if the Idol 4S does indeed launch with a price tag of $469.99, it could be a pretty great option for folks that do like Microsoft’s mobile platform.

Source: Windows Central

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  • Hurlamania

    yikes $500

    • CyberAngel

      too cheap?
      compare to the smaller and cheaper iPhone,
      any Android with SD 820

      (also available with T-Mobile contract)

      • Alex Zapata

        You don’t see me complaining!!!!

  • Steven

    great specs for a Mid range price, not too shabby. I’m pretty cheap, but to get a solid looking phone with a VR included, very interesting!

    • Acdc1a

      The OS should run great on this phone. Unfortunately there will be no apps to run.

      • oakdaledude

        That all depends on what apps you need and what apps you want. Doesn’t it?

        What you need and want is probably different from what I may need and want

        • Acdc1a

          I’m not what you call a power user…

          Unfortunately even my needs can’t be met and it’s unfortunate. I’ve used a lot of flavors of Windows Phone and like even the low end ones. It’s simply the app gap that stops me from converting.

        • Steven

          Yeah the App Gap makes the platform as a whole suffer. If Snapchat and youtube alone were added, this platform could really having a fighting chance. Then more apps due to demand would follow. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen something to the effect of “no snapchat = no conversion for me. Tried it, liked it, but no snapchat = no dice”… To many companies are anti Microsoft for the OS to take off like it could.

        • CyberAngel

          YouTube 3rd party are available.
          I think that Snapchat’s boss personally hates Microsoft
          and blocks any attempts have an app at the Store.
          There used to be an app, 6snap, on the Windows Phone 8.1.

        • CyberAngel

          I mostly use web pages anyway.
          there are 3rd party apps.
          There are more apps the Android had 3 years ago
          so the app gap will remain forever even if there are enough apps
          It’s like always buying a bigger car,
          but your neighbor has a SUV
          when you think you get it then he already has a Hummer
          A Ford Focus is enough for me (parking problems)
          Besides having a million apps on a phone at once isn’t practical.
          Simply put:
          This phone is the best bang for money right now.
          Besides it will get Continuum 2 in April 2017
          (or earlier with Windows Insider Beta program)
          Pay cash – get it – use it anywhere – have 3D happiness!!

        • Acdc1a

          Chase, Amtrak, and Hilton all have the same thing in common. Very useful mobile apps, garbage mobile websites, and no Windows Phone app. It would be like buying your Focus without wheels.

        • CyberAngel

          Well, in Finland (the Lumia-land) there’s no such problem…
          I’m happy that I’m not living in the USA
          (So Cal sounds nice, though)

        • oakdaledude

          The difference is a Ford Focus with no wheels is Non-Op. It’s not going anywhere. It’s unusable

          I’ve never felt a WP was unusable. For my needs, there’s nothing I can do on an iPhone or Android that I can’t do on a WP and I’ve had both an iPhone and an Android Device in the past. So I’m not blowing smoke.

          Certain apps are not available on a Windows Phone, there’s no doubt or question about that. But their absence does not hinder me in the slightest bit.

          Again, its based on my type of use and perspective

        • Acdc1a

          I can’t deposit checks into my Chase account without a mobile app…so there’s that.

        • oakdaledude

          I guess its like anything else, to each their own. I have the apps I need and my preference of the Windows OS over iOS and Android trumps the “app gap”

      • Facebook and Messenger (which allegedly requires 2 gb to run on Windows now) will be able to run. Question is, will those apps be up to par with their duopoly brethren.

  • Alex Zapata

    Huh, not a bad price……..

  • mascenzi80

    Im torn, should I go with this or a Lumia 950?

    • SIMO

      Good question. Aesthetically, Idol 4S all the way. Also slightly better specs. But you’ll be missing Glance (always-on display) and Qi wireless charging. Those two are actually important to me, so I’d go with the Lumia 950 XL, since I can also change the way the phone looks thanks to the removal backs.

      • mascenzi80

        Yea I’m leaning towards the 950 over this. I mean I doubt the 810 vs 820, 3gb vs 4gb I will be able to tell the difference. The thing for me is the camera on the Lumia. I imagine that would be much better. I really don’t care much for the wireless charging. *shrugs* I don’t know the Idol I can pick up on Jump, so I can bounce it any time if I’m not satisfied, the Lumia is a good chunk out of pocket

        decisions decisions

        • Mar Hag

          go for the idol 4s 810 overheating issues even with the way phone designed doesnt always help. my 950xl and my fiances 950 tend to over heat. have to send phone back warranty since front camera stopped woriking

  • Patrice Pinson

    What happened to YouTube on the IDOL 4S?