Archos has a new smartphone that will be making its official debut at MWC 2016 kicking off in about 11 days. At the show, the smartphone will make its official world debut, but ahead of that debut, Archos is giving up the details on the device. Part of the appeal of the 50d Oxygen is a minimalistic design that looks very good considering the budget price attached to the smartphone.
For a device that sells for $149.99, the hardware is decent enough even if it’s not high-end. The processor is a 1.3GHz octo-core Mediatek MTK6753. That chip is mated with an ARM T720 MP3 GPU that runs at 450 MHz. Archos uses 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 5-inch screen. That screen has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 440.51 ppi.
Internal storage is one place where Archos saved some money; there is no listing for internal storage. The smartphone does have a microSD card slot that can use cards up to 32GB in capacity. That means without a memory card, there is no storage unless something is amiss with the press release Archos offered up.
Other features of the device include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, and a micro USB charger. Power comes from a lithium-ion 2100 mAh battery. The operating system is Android 5.1 Lollipop and the rear camera is a 13MP unit with LED flash. The front selfie shooter is a 5MP unit. Supported networks include GSM/GPRS,EDGE, 3G/WCDMA, and 4G/LTE.
Dual SIM card slots support multiple phone numbers .The best feature of this phone is the price at $149.99 and despite having no apparent internal storage, the remainder of the hardware is decent enough for the low price. Availability for the Archos 50d Oxygen is unannounced at this time.