Alcatel announced an Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-powered Idol 4S smartphone during last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Even before this device is availed to the world, there are new rumors pointing towards another similar device for the group that loves Windows 10 OS. The currently announced Alcatel Idol 4S comes with quite decent offerings on the table that make it a welcome mid-range device.
Alcatel, which was formally known as Alcatel One Touch, equipped the Idol 4S with a 5.5-inch display screen and added a packaging that almost takes after the Google Cardboard VR headset. This is an indicator that the company is also into the new virtual reality world that many other smartphone makers such as Sony, HTC, LG and Samsung are already part of.
The latest reports come from popular leaker Evan Blass and according to him, there is a new Alcatel Idol 4S Pro on the way. Unlike the current Idol 4S that is running the latest Android software, Blass claims that the new Idol 4S Pro will be powered by the new Windows 10 Mobile and it will only be a variant of the Android-powered Idol 4S. This is not the first time the news of a new Alcatel Idol 4S Pro is popping up. Last month, Phone Arena reported of the same and now that it is coming up again, there seems to be something really cooking.
The phone will be made of glass and metal and sport a front-facing camera that has a LED flash. Even though Blass says the new Alcatel Idol 4S Pro will be a Windows 10 variant of the current 4S model, there is no definite proof of whether the same specs will appear in the Pro version. However, going by the market trends, Pro variants usually pack better specs than the standard versions.
As mentioned earlier, the 4S packs a 5.5-inch QHD screen and under the hood, it has an octa-core Snapdragon 652 chipset. If the latest word on the street is to be believed, the new Alcatel Idol 4S Pro will carry a much better Snapdragon 820 chipset and the same display quality as its Android counterpart. Why Alcatel would choose to give Android users a less-powerful device and Windows users a more-powerful device is not known, but of course, these are just still speculations.
There is no date of when the Alcatel Idol 4S will be launched, but when it does, it will be the company’s second device to run on the new Windows 10 after the OneTouch Fierce XL that costs a mere $139.99 on T-Mobile.