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Alcatel is said to come out with Windows 10 powered superphone with the upcoming Idol 4

With Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Microsoft Continuum for phones support
cjmagowan  —  3 years ago ( Feb 17, 2016 )    |    News


Microsoft is the developer of Windows 10 Mobile and the company is supposed to bring out devices that potentially support what I believe one of the most modern and sophisticated mobile operating system to date, but it seems like Microsoft is left serving only those of the lower-end and the mid-range markets, though they have released the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL sometime ago, these two new Windows Phone devices that runs Windows 10 Mobile out of the box is simply comparable to the mid-range devices when compared to devices from Android.

So, Microsoft’s move on focussing on the two lower end segments seems to hinder its own progress with Windows 10 Mobile by not releasing a device that is equipped with top-notch hardware. However, one manufacturer is up on its way to save the day and that is no other than Alcatel. The TCL owned brand is said to be releasing a Windows 10 Mobile powered superphone that will go head-to-head with other brands in terms of hardware capabilities.

The latest rumors came out recently just as when Steve Cistulli the senior vice president of the North America region for Alcatel hinted to something like a superphone for 2016. The rumored device is said to be called the Alcatel Idol 4 and is anticipated to be a high-end smartphone device from Alcatel that comes with a full-HD display and will be running on Windows 10 Mobile device. It would also be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset which really promises top-end hardware capabilities in today’s standards.

In line with new Windows 10 Mobile features, the Idol 4 will also feature Microsoft’s Continuum for phones support that will enable users to get a PC-like experience when the device is hooked up with compatible displays together with a keyboard and mouse much like those features supported by the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Though, that’s the only details that we have so far, still things might change and specs will be altered when an actual device becomes available.

This venture isn’t new to Alcatel, the company just rolled out the OneTouch Fierce XL last month and that device runs either on Android or Windows 10 Mobile but the Idol 4 willrun exclusively on Windows 10. What’s more interesting is that, when Microsoft fails to provide a top performing device for its own operating system, there are other manufacturers who takes advantage on the missing piece and provides what the market is looking for.