Earlier this week, an image leak suggested that Alcatel is working on a new Windows 10 Mobile phone dubbed the Idol 4 Pro. Now more details on that device — and a new Android phone — have surfaced.
According to VentureBeat, the Idol 4 Pro boasts a 5.5-inch 1920x1080 display, which is a slightly lower resolution than the 2560x1440 panel found on the Idol 4S. The Pro is expected to have a 3000mAh battery like the one in the 4S, though, and the Pro’s other specs will reportedly beat those found on the 4S.
The Idol 4 Pro will allegedly include a Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and 21-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras. To compare, the Idol 4S is packing a Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and 16-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front cameras. The Idol 4 Pro is also expected to be equipped with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader and support for Microsoft’s Continuum feature, which lets you connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to a Windows 10 Mobile device and use it like a full-on PC.
Windows 10 Mobile doesn’t exactly have a shortage of high-end phones, with the Lumia 950, 950 XL, and HP Elite x3. More choice is always a good thing, though, and if the Idol 4 Pro has a glass and metal body like the Idol 4S, it would offer a more premium body than Microsoft’s Lumias. There’s no word yet on when the Idol 4 Pro might launch, but if you’re a fan of Windows 10 Mobile, this device looks like one to keep an eye out for.
Today’s report also dropped some details on a new Alcatel-made Android phone called the Idol 4 Mini. As its name suggests, this device is smaller than the Idol 4 and 4S, packing a 5-inch 1280x720 display compared to the Idol 4’s 5.2-inch 1920x1080 screen and the Idol 4S’s 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display.
The rest of the Idol 4 Mini’s spec list will reportedly include either a quad-core MediaTek MT6738 processor or an octa-core MT6750, 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, a 2450mAh battery, and a front fingerprint reader. It’s said that the phone will be available in multiple models that’ll offer 1GB, 2GB, or 3GB of RAM and 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of storage.
Typically when we see a “mini” Android phone released, its spec list is quite a bit more tame than its larger counterpart. And while the Idol 4 Mini will reportedly step things down a bit in screen resolution, features like 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, and a fingerprint reader could help to make the Idol 4 Mini a bit more premium.