Like its lower-spec’d unlocked GSM version, it will be bundled with a pair of VR goggles.
The Windows 10 phone features a dual glass and metal framed construction, 5.5-inch FullHD AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with an X12 LTE modem, 21-megapixel main camera with a Sony IMX230 sensor, an 8-megapixel front camera with flash, and 4K video capture at 30 fps.
The Continuum feature lets users connect the phone to a second screen, keyboard and mouse for a desktop experience. It also has a fingerprint sensor that is compatible with Windows Hello.
The Idol 4S comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB. The 3,000 mAh battery is said to provide up to 20 hours of talk time via USB-C charging with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
It will be sold for a $469 suggested retail, which will include the Idol 4S VR goggles. Customers who purchase the phone will also receive a free 45-day trial for Hulu Plus, a 30-day trial for Microsoft’s Groove music service, and a free copy of the Windows 10 Mobile game “Halo: Spartan Assault.”
An unlocked, GSM-compatible Android Marshmallow version bundled with VR goggles, JBL earbuds and Incipio case — albeit with QHD 2K AMOLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 16-megapixel main camera — is available direct from Alcatel or through Amazon for $400.