Archos joins the Android Go train with the Access 57

by Habeeb Onawole 0

French smartphone manufacturer, Archos, has released a new smartphone. The new phone is the Access 57 and it comes with Android Oreo (Go Edition).

Archos Access 57

Like other Android Go phones, the Access 57 packs entry-level specs but Archos decided to include an 18:9 display like you will find on other Android phones. The phone’s display is 5.7-inches but the resolution is just 960 x 480.

The Access 57 is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9832E processor clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 1GB of RAM. There are two variants available – one with 16GB of storage which also supports 4G LTE networks and a 3G-only 8GB version. Both support storage expansion (64GB max.).

There is an 8MP camera on the back of the device and a 2MP front-facing camera for selfies. It lacks a fingerprint scanner which shouldn’t be a surprise. The phone comes pre-loaded with Google’s Android Go apps (YouTube, Maps, Gmail) and also comes with Drive, Play Music, Photos, and Duo. Archos includes its own Archos Videos and Files apps.

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For connectivity, there is dual SIM support, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, a MicroUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. It also has an FM radio. Sadly, it doesn’t support USB OTG and lacks a compass and a gyroscope. A 2,400mah battery powers the device. It is small but seeing as the screen has a low resolution, it should suffice for a day.

The Archos Access 57 comes in Blue and is priced at €79.99. It is expected to go on sale in October.