Octa-core Archos 50c Oxygen heads up trio of new smartphone arrivals

Octa-core Archos 50c Oxygen heads up trio of new smartphone arrivalsTogether with its debut 4G tablet, Archos today announced a trio of new smartphones ahead of Mobile World Congress next week.

But while the new faces deliver the usual Archos focus on affordability, the Archos 50c Oxygen, Archos 64 Xenon and Archos 40b Titanium are far from just making up the numbers.

The 50c Oxygen, for instance, comes with an octa-core processor, while the 64 Xenon is a phablet with an enormous 6.4in screen.

The Archos 50c Oxygen is not to be confused with the Archos 50 Oxygen that emerged in the second half of last year, as the “c” makes a big difference – starting with the presence of an eight-core 1.7GHz Cortex A7-based MediaTek MT6592 processor.

There's only a 1GB helping of RAM, though, together with 8GB of expandable storage, 8MP/2MP cameras and a 2000mAh battery.

Next up is the Archos 64 Xenon, which effectively trades in the octa-core processor for a massive 6.4in display (though the resolution is identical to the Oxygen at 720p).

Processor-wise you get a quad-core chip clocked at 1.3GHz, and the larger display means there's room for a 2800mAh battery, though just 4GB of storage has found its way on board. Otherwise the spec appears identical, and both handsets have been slapped with an RRP of £199.99.

The third new smartphone from Archos is the 40b Titanium, which at £99.99 is very much the poorer cousin. The 4in display boasts a resolution of just 480 x 800, and you have to make do with a dual-core 1.3GHz processor.

Elsewhere, the specs are about what you'd expect – 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 5MP/VGA cameras, and a very limited 1400mAh of battery juice.

Sadly, all three launch with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on board, and we can't imagine an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat will be along particularly soon either.

Via Archos

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mrew42  Feb. 22, 2014 at 10:44

Archos = :thumbsdown:

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