Archos launches a pair of Android smartphones, including one model powered by the MT-6592

Archos launches a pair of Android smartphones, including one model powered by the MT-6592
Archos has launched a pair of Android powered smartphones, including one model that is powered by the world's first true octa-core chip, the MT-6592 produced by MediaTek. Starting with the the latter phone first, the Archos 50c Oxygen offers users a 5 inch screen with resolution of 720 x 1280. That works out to a pixel density of 294ppi. This model will be equipped with an octa-core 1.7GHz MediaTek MT-6592 processor. Just 1GB of RAM is inside with 8GB of native storage. A 64GB capacity microSD slot is available for those who need additional storage. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 2MP respectively. The 2000mAh battery on board might be too heavily taxed with that 5 inch screen, and Android 4.2.2 (!) is pre-installed out of the box.

The Archos Oxygen 50b offers the same 5 inch screen, but with some changes. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT-6582 processor. 1GB of RAM is inside with 4GB or 8GB of native storage, depending on the model. The same 64GB capacity microSD slot seen on the 50c Oxygen is available on this model as well, along with the same 2000mAh battery. Android 4.2.2 is also pre-installed.

In case you make your phone purchasing decisions based on the thickness of the handset, the Archos 50c Oxygen is a fairly svelte 7.64mm thin while the 50b Oxygen is nearly a silly millimeter thicker at 8.6mm. Both models are available today, with the Archos 50c Oxygen priced at £179 ($304 USD) and the Archos 50b Oxygen tagged at £129 ($219 USD).


source: Archos via AndroidCommunity, SlashGear

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50c Oxygen
  • Display 5.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware MediaTek 1GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2

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