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Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10, Snapdragon 820 SoC launched

The phone comes bundled with VR headset and is the first Windows smartphone to support VR headset.

Alcatel has announced the launch of its VR enabled Windows 10 smartphone, which is named as Idol 4S. The smartphone is priced at $469.99 (approximately Rs 31,388) and will be available at T-Mobile stores nationwide from November 10 onwards. The Alcatel Idol 4S comes bundled with VR headset and is the first Windows smartphone to support VR headset.

The company is offering a free 45-day trial for Hulu Plus, an additional 30-day trial for Groove Music and a free copy of the Windows 10 Mobile game Halo: Spartan Assault with Idol 4S smartphone.

The smartphone comes with Windows Continuum support, which allows the user to connect the device to monitor, keyboard, and a mouse to provide impeccable desktop experience. The Idol 4S also houses a fingerprint scanner, which is placed just below the camera module, which allows secure login via Windows Hello.

Further, the Alcatel Idol 4S features a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. It comes equipped with Quad-Core (2×2.15GHz + 2×1.6GHz) Snapdragon 820 processor, along with Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage, which can be further expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.

The Idol 4S flaunts a 21-megapixel rear camera with Sony IMX230 sensor, Dual LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-camera with 84-degree wide angle lens, Single LED flash for selfies and video chats. The smartphone gets its strength from the 3000mAh battery, which claims to deliver up to 20 hours of talk time. Moreover, the device comes with USB Type-C port and also has Dual 1.2W multi-directional speaker. Besides, the smartphone offers Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The handset measures 153.9x75.4x6.99 mm and weighs 152 grams.

First Published : Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 15:20




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