Archos, a France-based electronics manufacturer has unveiled its new low-end Andriod smartphone — Archos Saphire 50X. The smartphone, which comes with a rugged design, is a downgraded model over last year’s Archos 50 Saphire.
The Archos Saphire 50X is said to have been developed with sports-oriented users in mind, and thus, is comes with IP68 certification to ensure that it can withstand water up to a meter as well as exposure to dust and water immersion for up to half an hour at temperatures ranging from -20 degrees Celsius to 55 degrees Celsius.
The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels screen resolution and is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on top. Under the hood, the device is powered by a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
There’s also a microSD card slot which enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity. Coming to the camera setup, the phone features a 13-megapixel camera sensor at the back and a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper.
The phone runs on Android Nougat operating system out-of-the-box and it’s not known if the company plans to upgrade it to the Android Oreo. Connectivity options on the device include Dual SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, FM radio and a micro USB 2.0 port. The phone is powered by a 4,000mAh battery.
The Archos Saphir 50X is priced at €149.99, which roughly converts to $184. The company has started taking pre-orders for the smartphone and is expected to start shipping them out in coming days.