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Archos Unveils 50c Oxygen: an Octa-core Phone at $199

First up is the is the 50c Oxygen, an octa-core smartphone that runs on MediaTek’s MT6592 SoC with a Cortex A7 CPU clocked to 1.7 GHz. It packs Mali 450MP4 graphics, a 5-inch 1280 X 720 display (293 ppi), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of onboard storage with MicroSD support on top, an 8-megapixel camera in the back, a 2-megapixel camera up front, Support for GSM and HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, and a 2,000 mAh battery. The standout feature here is clearly the processor. Everything else is fairly middle of the road when you look at the specs of currently available phones and rumors of upcoming flagship devices (like the Samsung Galaxy S5). It’s going to cost $199 at launch.

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  • Datcu Alexandru
    8 cores and 1 GB of ram? wth is supposed to run on this thing to be so threaded it uses more than 4 cores and yet only 1 GB of ram? BALANCE YOUR GODAM SPECS.
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  • bustapr
    for $200 that doesnt look at all bad, but I have to ask, is Archos still crap in reliability and customer service?
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  • Datcu Alexandru
    It's not bad but it's horribly balanced. I would rather it have 4 cores clocked a bit higher with 2 GB of ram. Would make more sense.
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  • cooltofool
    One day we shall see an amd 8350 inside smartphones w/ liquid cooling
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  • MajinCry
    8 cores, huh?Ten bucks says it's only got one or two FPUs.
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  • anthony8989
    Is it 8 cores like the Samsung SoC? 4 performance and 4 power saver ?
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  • jacobdrj
    Any Android phone must come with 1.5Gb RAM. Period. And is 8 gigs of available flash too much to ask?
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  • Avus
    It is like put a Supra engine in a Corolla.... And all that with a 2000mAh battery?? it better be removable...
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  • rwinches
    This MT6592 is a LITTLE.LITTLE HMP version of big.LITTLE HMP Instead of A17(2.2Ghz) A7(1.7Ghz) (MT6595) combo it's A7 A7 (1.7Ghz)

    The HMP variation means any combination of the 8 cores can be used as needed instead of either 4 core cluster.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MediaTek
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  • JOSHSKORN
    With 1 GB of RAM, you only need 2 cores. Have at LEAST 3GB of RAM, maybe 4GB.
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