Archos 50 Saphir has a rugged design and a giant 5000 mAh battery

Archos is a maker of affordable smartphones that you can buy unlocked and use on many networks around the world. The company has a new smartphone that it has launched in Europe called the Archos 50 Saphir that is a rugged device designed to help people who are active or work in harsh environments keep in touch without breaking their device constantly. The smartphone is IP68 certified and can survive water at depths up to 1-meter.

The phone promises to survive drops from 3.2-feet in the air and has a massive 5000 mAh internal battery promising over two days of us per charge. The 5-inch 720p screen isn't that great and the smartphone uses a MediaTek MTK6737 processor at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. Android 6.0 runs the show and Archos fits it with 16GB of storage. Other features include LTE, dual SIMs, 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP front camera. The 50 Saphir sells in Europe for €199 or about $222 in the US. There is no word on US availability yet.

Archos has also rolled out the 55 Diamond Selfie packing a 5.5-inch full HD screen and an octo-core Qualcomm MSM8937 processor at 1.4GHz paired with 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is 64GB and expansion with memory cards up to 128GB is supported. The OS is Android 6.0 and the phone has WiFi, WiFi direct, FM tuner, GPS, and Bluetooth.

The rear camera is a 16MP autofocus unit with LED flash. The front camera has 8MP resolution and uses screen flash to give better lighting to your photos. Power comes from a 3000 mAh internal battery good for up to 12 hours of voice use. The smartphone also has a fingerprint scanner for security. This device will be available globally starting in September with pricing set at £199.99 in Europe.