First Android Go smartphone with 5.7-inch display that costs less than $100 unveiled

First Android Go smartphone with 5.7-inch display that costs less than $100 unveiled
It looks like Google's Android Go project is getting more and more supporters each month. After Samsung introduced its first ever Android Go smartphone, Archos, a less-known handset manufacturer headquartered in Europe, unveiled its own take on the light Android OS.

What's interesting about Archos' new smartphone is that it's the first to run Android Oreo Go Edition and boast a massive 5.7-inch display with 18:9 ratio. Dubbed Archos Access 57 4G, the device will be available from October 2018 throughout Europe for just €79.99.

This budget-friendly smartphone is far from being impressive when it comes to specs, but that's quite understandable considering its low price. According to Archos, the Access 57 4G packs a 1.4GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832E processor, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. Just so you know, the cheapest model comes with only 8GB storage and lacks 4G, but both versions feature microSD card slot to expand storage up to 64GB.

The 5.7-inch TN display features FWVGA+ (960 x 480 pixels) resolution, and there's also an 8-megapixel camera on the back, along with a secondary 2-megapixel camera in the front. Also, Archos Access 57 4G is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery and comes with dual-SIM (2x Nano SIM) support.

source: Archos



1. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1177; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

How efficient is Android Go? I somehow have doubts about this whole 1GB RAM and 8GB memory story.

2. magnaroader

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

So far the Nokia 1 and Alcatel 1X have been working smoothly with all reviewers, Keeping in mind that these are not intended for usage beyond basic tasks and the occasional YouTube. Since they have go versions of apps I've yet to see lag on the Nokia 1.

3. WAusJackBauer

Posts: 456; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

What a waste of time. That screen size with that resolution would be horrible. Bigger does not mean better!

4. bokimaricu

Posts: 89; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

Xiaomi 4x with 3/32gb and a snapdragon 425 with a 5 or 5.5 inch screen costed about 100$ a year ago, comparing it to these 2013 specs it's a bit embarrassing.

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