Alcatel Idol 4 Pro available for pre-order in Europe
Windows phones are still a thing, right? They must be, because Alcatel has just launched pre-orders for its new flagship smartphone, the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro.
The Idol 4 Pro runs Windows 10, which is both good and expected since Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8. Alcatel's new device is pretty much last year's Alcatel Idol 4S with a new name. The two devices feature the same specs, such as 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage.
Other features include a better-than-average rear camera that takes 21-megapixel photos. The front-facing camera doesn't have quite-as-lofty resolution aspirations; it only does 8-megapixel shots. Battery life is decent, if unspectacular. The Idol 4 Pro comes with a 3,000 mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 2.0, which although outdated will still charge the device faster than conventional charging can.
Windows-specific features include a fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello. Continuum is also available, so that you can use your phone as a makeshift PC when away from your traditional Windows machine.
Alcatel's new handset can be pre-ordered in the UK for £420 and in Germany for €480, and will be released on July 28. One thing to take into account before purchasing one: unlike with the Idol 4S, you don't get a free VR headset with the Idol 4 Pro.