Archos 50d Oxygen Brings Octa-Core Processor, 1080p Display For Only $150

Archos will unveil a higher-end smartphone than we're used to seeing from the company. Scheduled to be revealed in full at MWC later this month, the new Archos 50d Oxygen will offer higher-end spec but the same kind of affordable price tag we've come to expect from Archos.

The Archos 50d Oxygen doesn’t change too much from the previous Archos smartphones in terms of looks, nor the branding, which could become confusing to some customers. However, it strives to remain a budget device with higher hardware specifications and quality.

The phone comes with a 1.3 GHz Mediatek processor with eight Cortex-A53 cores and a Mali-T720 GPU, an integrated LTE modem, a 5” IPS display with 1920x1080 resolution, 2 GB of RAM, support for microSD, dual-SIM (dual standby), Bluetooth 4.0 Smart, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct.  

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Header Cell - Column 0 Archos 50d Oxygen
CPU1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 (Mediatek MTK6753)
GPUARM Mali-T720
Display5" IPS, 1920x1080
MicroSDup to 32 GB
Cameras13MP rear with AF and LED flash, 5MP front
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 Smart, 802.11n Wi-Fi
LTE Bands880/1800/2100/2600 MHz
Battery2,100 mAh

The device also brings a 2,100 mAh battery, which is slightly below average for what you’d typically see in 5” 1080p smartphones. The Archos 50d Oxygen also has a 13MP rear camera with auto-focus on the back and a 5MP camera in the front. The phone will run Android 5.1 when it launches, even though the latest version of Android, released last November, was Android 6.0.

The Archos 50d Oxygen will only cost $150 when it launches in May, and will be showcased at the MWC this month.

Lucian Armasu is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware. You can follow him at @lucian_armasu. 

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  • spentshells
  • abbadon_34
    saw 16GB internal on another site, but thankfully with miniSD its less relevant
  • kaalus
    Hardware buttons and thick bezels. Horrid, horrid thing.
  • kryptonite704
    Hardware buttons and thick bezels. Horrid, horrid thing.
    but for less than $200 bucks can anybody really what i would really be concerned about is a mediatek soc and a small battery.
  • MasterMace
    Gonna double down on the knock for mediatek and 2100mah