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Archos Announces 50b, 50c Oxygen 5-Inch Budget Smartphones

A lot of us are familiar with the popular Android brands such as Samsung, LG, and Sony. These companies are usually covered by the press everytime they release a new model. Unknown to some consumers are the lesser known brands which also release equally good products. One such company is Archos and its latest smartphone models are aimed at consumers looking for a solid budget device.

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Archos announced two new Android smartpphone models called the 50b Oxygen and the 50c Oxygen. Both devices sport 5-inch displays and have similar internals save for the fact that the 50b Oxygen uses a quad-core processor and comes with a 4GB/8GB internal storage while the 50c Oxygen uses an octa-core processor and comes with 8GB of internal storage.

According to Archos CEO Loïc Poirier, “The smartphone market is very competitive, with lots of options for consumers. Power isn’t the only deciding factor anymore. The price to performance ratio has never been so appealing and our customers are the big winners of this evolution – we’re delivering incredible technology without the added cost.”

Both devices are aimed at consumers who travel a lot or businessmen as it comes with dual-SIM support. This allows anyone to be on two networks at the same time with only one device. This is a great feature for those who would like to separate business contacts from personal contacts or simply to take advantage of the promos of two carriers.

The 50c Oxygen is designed wih multimedia content in mind. Its amazing 5-inch IPS HD display is great for viewing videos and photos. Its octa-core processor combined with 1GB of RAM is more than enough to provide a smooth user experience when running intensive applications.

For consumers looking for a solid performer that doesn’t cost a lot there’s the 50b Oxygen that also sports a 5-inch IPS display yet uses a slightly lower quad-core processor.

Archos 50c Technical Specifications

  • OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • CPU: Mediatek MT6592 Octa Core 1.7GHz Cortex A7
  • Display: 5-inch 1280×720 IPS HD
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 8GB
  • Expandable Storage: microSD up to 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 8MP BSI, 1080p video
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Size: 145 x 69.8 x 7.64 mm
  • Weight: 140g
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Network: GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/ WCDMA / 3G 900/ 2100

Archos 50b Technical Specifications

  • OS: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • CPU: Mediatek MT6582 Quad Core 1.3GHz Cortex A7
  • Display: 5-inch 1280×720 IPS HD
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 4GB or 8GB
  • Expandable Storage: microSD up to 64GB
  • Rear Camera: 8MP BSI, 1080p video
  • Front Camera: 2MP
  • Size: 145 x 72.8 x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 160g
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Network: GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS/ WCDMA / 3G 900/ 2100

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