Gallery: Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 (and VR)

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It's true that this gallery is somewhat out of time - the 'Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10' has been out for T-Mobile in the USA since November 2016 and available SIM-free in the USA generally for around a month. However, AAWP is based in the UK and we've had no access to this new Windows 10 Mobile flagship... until now. Guest contributor (and ex-pat) Anthony Fear lives in North America and brings us an initial IDOL 4S gallery, ahead of more detailed review coverage.

The IDOL 4S with Windows 10 would be an interesting premium device even in a packed hardware landscape, but with Microsoft's withdrawal from the mainstream the IDOL 4S variant here stands out much more. In terms of new devices, the only big brand competition is from the enterprise-focussed (and far more expensive) HP Elite x3. Having been impressed by the IDOL 4S in one of its Android incarnations last year, I'm expecting to be impressed even more with the familiar Windows 10 Mobile under the hood.

Note that this gallery is of the IDOL 4S with USA LTE bands/frequencies - a European version has been much rumoured but not officially announced as of yet. You can still import the device here from the USA, but LTE data may not work at all, so you'd be reliant on 3.5G data. Not the end of the world, but worth noting at least. Plus you'd probably get stung for import duties at your national border!

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Alcatel IDOL 4S with Windows 10 (click images to expand):