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Alcatel Idol 4S: A VR-Enabled Phone Running Windows 10 Unveiled

Earlier this year, Alcatel came up with the Idol 4S driven by Android 6.0 Marshmallow at MWC (Mobile World Congress). Now, the company has introduced another variant of its flagship Idol 4S which is based on Windows 10 operating system. It is the first VR-enabled phone running Windows 10 operating system. This aside, the phone is also compatible with Windows Continuum.

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To explain, Continuum lets users connect with the phone using a desktop-sized monitor, mouse, as well as a keyboard. It also supports Windows Hello — a new biometric security feature built into Windows 10 that authenticates purchases made on the store using facial recognition or a fingerprint. However, the Alcatel Idol 4S supports Windows 10 only via fingerprint.

The Alcatel Idol 4S comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display featuring 1920 x 1080 pixels Full HD resolution. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor in which two cores clock at 2.1GHz and other two cores clock at 1.6GHz. The processor is further coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 530 GPU for graphics. It also embraces 64GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 128GB through microSD card.

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On the camera front, the Alcatel Idol 4S features 21MP main camera with Sony IMX230 sensor. It is combined with an 8MP front camera with 84-degree wide angle lens for selfies. The device keeps up with a 3000mAh battery that is claimed to offer up to 20 hours of talk time. It also includes USB-C charging featuring Quick Charge.

The Windows 10 variant of Alcatel Idol 4S will be available at T-Mobile stores in the U.S. for $469.99 (approximately Rs 31,350), starting November 10th.

Key specs of the Alcatel Idol 4S

Display 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 Full HD)
Processor 2.1GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB (Expandable Up To 128GB Via microSD)
Camera 21MP Rear / 8MP Front
Operating System Windows 10
Battery 3,000mAh

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Tanmay Patange

Associate Editor at Pricebaba, Tanmay is working in the tech writing and content industry since 2011. He closely follows all trends and developments across the Tech world and admires fearless journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @techtsp.

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