Alcatel's upcoming Windows 10 Mobile flagship was only spotted last week, but it appears the company has plans to launch another variant. The Windows 10 flagship is currently expected to be called the Idol 4 Pro, but a new benchmark sighting reveals the company may also have plans to launch an Android-powered version of the device.
Although there is no way of confirming that this is definitely an Idol 4 Pro running Android, the device spotted does sport very similar specifications. Hardware-wise, the device sports a large 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. On the inside, the device is listed as being powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor which is coupled with the Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM. Regarding internal storage, the device appears to be equipped with 16GB, though this should be expandable via microSD. Moving on to the imagery department, the device features a rear-mounted 20-megapixel camera that is capable of recording 4K video, while the front is listed as a 7-megapixel (likely an 8-megapixel) selfie sensor. Overall the device does sport a number of flagship specs, but its lower resolution display and the lack of internal memory may disappoint some, though it's sure to compete well against other devices in the same price range. One final thing detail that is sure to help it stand out is the fact that it seems to be running Android 7.0 (Nougat) straight out of the box.
The fact that Alcatel is developing an Android-based version of this device could either mean that it will be sold alongside the Windows version or it could simply replace the Windows version before it's released due to the small market that Windows occupies. On another related note, only yesterday saw Blackberry rumored to be releasing a new device called the DTEK60 which is expected to be based on an upcoming Idol 4 model, but after this benchmark sighting, it could be the case that the device will be this Idol 4 Pro model - though certain specs are different such as the 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD display and 32GB of internal storage. It remains to be seen what Alcatel's final plans are for this device, but if it is released, it shouldn't have any problem competing with similar-range devices like the OnePlus 3.