Alcatel finally announced the Idol 4S with Windows. The handset will indeed be released by T-Mobile on November 10 for $469.99, complete with a free VR headset. You can check out the smartphone in the official promo video embedded above.
T-Mobile recently listed the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 on its official website, only to quickly remove it and go silent about its release date. However, it looks like we now know when the handset will be launched (although it still hasn't been officially announced).
According to Windows Central, the new Windows 10 smartphone should be available starting November 10 at T-Mobile. It looks like you'll be able to find the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 via all T-Mobile channels (including in retail stores across the nation) for $469.99. Considering the features that the device is packing, that's a pretty attractive price - assuming you don't dislike Windows 10 Mobile, of course.
The Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 looks a lot like the Android-based Alcatel Idol 4S, though some of its main features are different (mostly for the better). The Windows handset sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, uses the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, and offers 4 GB of RAM plus 64 GB of expandable storage space. The device further comes with a fingerprint scanner, a 3000 mAh battery, an 8 MP front-facing camera, and a 21 MP rear camera. There's also a dedicated camera button on board, which should help you take photos faster and easier.
At the moment, T-Mobile is not selling any Windows-based phones, which isn't surprising, since Windows 10 Mobile has a minuscule share of the smartphone market. When the Alcatel Idol 4S arrives, it should be offered with a free VR headset - a rarity for a Windows handset.