Windows 10 Mobile-based Archos 50 Cesium to be launched in November

Windows 10 Mobile-based Archos 50 Cesium to be launched in November
Archos, a French company known for making affordable Android smartphones, today announced its very first Windows 10 Mobile handset: the Archos 50 Cesium. The new smartphone will be showcased at IFA 2015 in early September, but it's not going to hit the market until November. When it finally becomes available, the Archos 50 Cesium will cost £99 in the UK, and (likely) around $150 in the US.

As you'd imagine, the Archos 50 Cesium doesn't offer the greatest specs around. The handset is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, and sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels. It's also got a 2 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable storage space, and a 2100 mAh battery. LTE connectivity and dual SIM capabilities are also included.

Archos' new handset might be one of the world's first to run Windows 10 Mobile out of the box. Of course, Microsoft's next Lumias will probably be released first - but that remains to be seen.

Alongside the 50 Cesium, Archos will also launch the 50e Helium smartphone. Hardware-wise, this is nearly identical to the Windows 10 handset, but it runs Android 5.1 Lollipop instead of Microsoft's new OS. The Archos 50e Helium will have the same price as the 50 Cesium.

source: Archos (PDF file) via Windows Central
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