T-Mobile Reveals Alcatel Idol 4S Windows 10 Mobile Flagship With VR Aspirations
T-Mobile will soon begin selling the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile preinstalled. The Idol 4S was previously only available from T-Mobile running Google’s Android operating system. In case you need a refresher, the Idol 4S comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4GB RAM, 5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display, 21MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, a microSD slot (which can only accommodate an additional 32GB), USB-C connectivity, and support for Windows Continuum.
When it goes on sale, T-Mobile will be bundling the Idol 4S with a set of VR googles for free (while supplies last). It unknown at this point if these will be a low-cost VR headset solution similar in concept to the Samsung Gear VR or if it will be a slightly more premium solution like the ones from Microsoft’s hardware partners that was announced today. These headsets start at $299 and include inside-out tracking sensors.
“The next great frontier of entertainment and information is here, and the IDOL 4S is the world’s first Windows-powered smartphone + VR goggle package,” writes T-Mobile on the product page for the Idol 4S. “Pre-loaded games and videos expand your reach beyond the screen.”