Back in February, we reported that Alcatel was working on a so-called Windows 10 Mobile “superphone” featuring high-end specs and materials. Dubbed the Idol Pro 4, the Windows handset didn’t materialize alongside its Android siblings, the Idol 4 and Idol 4S that were launched recently, with it being expected later in the year. However, we’re now getting to take a look at the Windows 10 device thanks to a leaked render.
As you'd expect, the Idol Pro 4 seems to be very similar to the Idol 4S, in pretty much every way you look at it. However, you should take that with a pinch of salt, due to the image's obvious low quality. In fact this looks so much like a fan-made render that if we weren't familiar with Alcatel's low-quality press images and it hadn't come from the highly reliable Evleaks, we would have immediately discarded it as fake. But those points standing, we're inclined to believe this is an early mock-up for the eventual finished press image.
Now, while the device's outsides looks a lot like the Idol 4S there's a different story going on under the hood. It's unclear whether the Idol Pro 4 has the same specs as the already available Idol 4S. In fact the leaker of the image, none other than Evan Blass, says the Idol Pro 4 is nothing more than the 4S running Windows 10 Mobile, and that would make a lot of sense businesswise.
However, this conflicts with earlier reports, that had pegged the Idol Pro 4’s specs to be a notch above its Android counterparts. According to those rumored specs, the Idol Pro 4 would indeed be a very high-end device.
|IDOL 4S||IDOL Pro 4 (rumored)|
|Screen||5.5" AMOLED w/ QHD resolution (1440p)||5.5-inch? 1440p QHD resolution|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 652||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Continuum support|
|RAM||3 GB||4 GB|
|Storage||32GB + MicroSD support||64GB|
|Camera||16 megapixel rear, 8 megapixel front||22 megapixel rear, 10 megapixel front|
Whichever specs it ends up having, the Idol Pro 4 is expected to run Continuum and launch around the same time as the first Redstone update for Windows 10, which is rumored to bring improvements to that feature.
Would you folks be happy if the Idol 4 Pro turned out to have the same specs as the 4S or would expect the beefed up rumored version? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Evan Blass