Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 is officially announced for $470

In a complete non-surprise, the Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 has officially been announced for T-Mobile U.S. The phone will go on sale on November 10 and will cost $469.99.

The Idol 4S is bundled with not only a VR headset but a few other goodies:

Each IDOL 4S with Windows 10 comes packaged with virtual reality goggles included as part of the in-box bundle. The headset is designed so that the phone snaps into the goggles for an user-friendly virtual reality experience where you can play three dimensional games or watch 360 degree videos. When you buy an IDOL 4S, you'll also receive a free 45-day trial for Hulu Plus, an additional 30-day trial for Groove Music and a free copy of the Windows 10 Mobile game Halo: Spartan Assault.

Spec wise we're looking at a Snapdragon 820 processor, 5.5-inch 1080p display, 64GB internal storage with microSD expansion, 4GB of RAM and a 21MP rear camera. No denying that the Idol 4S is an incredibly well put together phone, that looks great and packs top of the line hardware. You'll be good for Continuum and with the fingerprint sensor on the back, Windows Hello, too.

While this is great news for U.S. customers, anyone who isn't either American or a T-Mobile customer is currently left out in the cold. Hopefully that changes soon enough, because there's no doubts a number of us who'd love to pick one of these up!

Check out more at the Windows Blog.

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