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.
|Archos 50d Oxygen|
|CPU||1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 (Mediatek MTK6753)|
|Display||5" IPS, 1920x1080|
|MicroSD||up to 32 GB|
|Cameras||13MP rear with AF and LED flash, 5MP front|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0 Smart, 802.11n Wi-Fi|
|LTE Bands||880/1800/2100/2600 MHz|
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.