Alcatel is a popular smartphone brand in the Western markets for its affordable pricing; it is owned by China-based TCL Communications. At the Mobile World Congress, the brand was renamed from Alcatel OneTouch to Alcatel. Apart from the entry-level and mid-range smartphones, the company also launched few high-end smartphones with flagship specifications. The Alcatel Idol 4 & Idol 4S are the latest high-end smartphones that are launched at the MWC 2016. Both the device comes with premium build quality and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box.
The latest rumors suggest the company to unveil a new smartphone called as ‘Alcatel Idol Pro 4‘ that runs on the latest Windows 10 Mobile Redstone 1. While there are few Windows 10 devices from Alcatel that are already available in the market, these came with entry-level specifications and didn’t support Continuum. But the upcoming Idol Pro 4 will be powered by Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor and includes 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
It supports enhanced Continuum for phones which adds even more functionalities. The 2015 flagships of Microsoft; Lumia 950 & Lumia 950 XL are powered by Snapdragon 808 & Snapdragon 810 processors respectively. HP has showcased the Elite X3 at the MWC 2016 that comes with Snapdragon 820 processor also includes a fingerprint sensor. Compared to the HP Elite X3, the Alcatel Idol Pro 4 is expected to be priced cheaper. The Idol Pro 4 sports a 22MP rear camera and a 10MP selfie camera on the front.
The device will be launched by T-Mobile in the U.S, and the unlocked variant will be available through Microsoft stores. It is said to sport slim metal body and might come with a 6-inch display. The company has offered Idol 4 and Idol 4s along with VR headset that is even used as retail packaging box. Since the device isn’t officially announced, we can expect few changes in the final product. So stay tuned for more updates!