This here is Alcatel's brand new flagship smartphone, the Idol 4S. As well as some surprisingly slick style, this phone packs a 5.5-inch display with a 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution, an octa-core processor -- and some sneaky tricks up its sleeve.

It's coming to Europe in the summer, followed by the rest of the world later in the year. Prices aren't yet known, but Alcatel typically puts its phones squarely in the "affordable" category, so I'm hoping to see a reasonable price attached.

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It's made from glass and metal, which gives it a classy look not far removed from Samsung's Galaxy S6.

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There's a 16-megapixel camera on the back, as well as an annoying sticker that Alcatel insisted remain on the phone, ruining all my photos.

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It's on the side of the phone that things get interesting. You'll find a silver button, called the "boom key", which can be programmed to do what you want.

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You can set the key to launch the camera, to take photos, or to launch a pre-set app. Set it to launch Instagram in an instant if you want to make sure you can post images of your food before it goes cold.

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It's running the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow software.

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There's an 8-megapixel camera on the front, as well as a pair of front-firing stereo speakers.

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The Idol comes with a virtual reality viewer in the box. Slot your phone inside and hold it up to your face like Luke here and you can watch VR-specific videos, including those cool 360-degree videos that keep cropping up on Facebook and YouTube.

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The power button sits on the left hand edge, along with a microSD card slot.

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The camera interface is simple and straightforward to use.

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I like the metal edge to the phone.

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The Idol 4S has a smaller sibling, the Idol 4. It has a smaller 5.2-inch display with a full HD (1,920x1,080-pixel) resolution.

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It has the same front-facing speakers as its brother.

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And a glossy back, complete with infuriating ugly sticker.

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The camera is 12 megapixels, but the front camera remains at 8 megapixels.

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Both phones have Micro-USB ports on the bottom, rather than the new USB Type-C.

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At 7mm thick, both phones are very slender.

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The Idol 4 has the same boom key to quickly open your choice of app.

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You too could look this cool.

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