Alcatel OneTouch launched its first Windows handset back in 2012 - but curiously, despite Microsoft having already unveiled Windows Phone 8 several months earlier, it was released with the obsolete WP7.8 onboard instead. Last year, the company released a much more modern device - a Windows Phone 8.1 version of its POP 2 Android handset, featuring a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 processor.
And now, it seems Alcatel OneTouch is planning to launch a new handset running Microsoft's latest mobile OS. According to Evan Blass (better known as serial leakster @evleaks), that device will be known as the 'Fierce XL for Windows':
In his tweet, Blass listed a range of specs that the new handset will include, which we've expanded upon below for clarity:
- Quad-core 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 system-on-chip
- Windows 10 Mobile
- 4G LTE connectivity
- 5.5-inch display with HD (1280x720px) resolution
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB onboard storage
- 8MP rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- 2500mAh battery
- microSD card slot
- Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support
- High-definition video recording
The Snapdragon 210 SoC indicates that this will be positioned as an entry-level device - but the Fierce XL for Windows still includes some pretty decent features for a low-end handset.
How much it will cost remains unclear, but according to Blass, it will be available to buy in December.