Once again the guys at Alcatel are making some noise, after the success with their Idol 4 and Idol 4S announced early this year.

This time they’re offering something really different as they mid-high end phone is becoming a high-end smartphone with the addition of a Windows 10 Mobile version.


This version however, is exclusive for T-Mobile at the moment of writing, but we really hope it becomes available elsewhere.

Being the Idol 4 means in comes with a VR headset right in the box (it’s actually the box) turning this in the first ever Windows phone with VR compatibility.


What’s more, the device got some specs bumps everywhere, the only place where we find a downgrade is on the screen department, (which, to be honest makes no sense to me).

But take a look at the Idol 4S on steroids  Windows:

  • 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

As you can see, almost everywhere else the little one is now a flagship Windows 10 Mobile phone.

On the camera, on the RAM and even the memory got improved. But having Continuum support and Quick Charge 3.0 makes this a perfect notebook replacement  to do light task.

Something curious is the well-known Boom Key was turn into a camera button, something that used to be iconic in all Windows Phones and now is rare to see.

The phone will come with a $469 price tag at full price. which still is a compelling price.

There’s no word on when or if this will be available in more regions or even not exclusive, but we’ll keep you inform as soon as we have more information.

If you want to have your hands on this little one you can get it HERE after November 10th

But let us know! Would you get one as soon as they become available? Do you wish they were available elsewhere beside T-Mobile? Sound off below  or join the conversation on Twitter