Archos, a French multinational electronics company is known for its affordable range of handsets in the United States. They have now launched a new handset named 50d Oxygen, which is available in the country at a $149. The company has managed to woo customers who are not looking to spend too much on their smartphones, but still want decently powerful specifications on their handsets.
The 50d Oxygen from Archos is one such handset that comes with a 5-inch full HD display and thus amounting a pixel density of 440 PPI (Pixel Per Inch). Isn’t that something! Under the hood it packs MediaTek MT6753 chipset, which is an Octa-core processor clocking at 1.3GHz. Alongside is the Mali T720 GPU to support the graphical proceedings one do on their handsets like gaming etc.
The device will be packing a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via microSD card slot. In the camera department, it has a 13-megapixel resolution shooter on the rear side with LED Flash support, while for selfies you will get a 5-megapixel image sensor. The phone will have all the usual connectivity options, although, there is no NFC, which is kind of a deal breaker for the US citizens, if they are serious about wireless payments.
It would be running on the Android Lollipop 5.1 version and as from the looks of it, there won’t be any customization except for some pre-installed apps. So, if you’re into Stock Android experience, then you’ll dig the user experience of this handset. Not to mention the clean UI. The device will be fueled by a 2100mAh capacity battery, which might not be fine to last over a day. It weighs around 140 grams and has an 8.2mm thickness.
The 50d Oxygen is being called as the successor to the 50c Oxygen, which is a two year old handset. As well as it will accompany other handsets from Archos, 50d Helium, it is powered by a Qualcomm chipset unlike the MediaTek on this handset. This affordable handset is said to be available in retail stores sometime in the month of May.