Archos unveils Oxygen 50b and 50c smartphones

Ever since Archos released the new smartphones last year, they were very quiet in releasing their new devices until now. This year, Archos dives in to release budget Android smartphones with quad and octac core variants which have been christened, Oxygen.

Both Oxygen 50b quad-core and the 50c octa core will be running on the famous chipset, which is famous in the budget smartphone market, Mediatek.


The 50c device is armed with the MT6592 chipset which was announced as the first octa-core processor. It has the capability to boost the 8 Cortex A7 cores to run at 1.7GHz whereas the other variant, 50b will be running on MT6528 quad-core chipset at 1.3GHz per core.

Archos 50b

Though there are two variants, both of them house the same 1GB RAM. What Archos could have done was squeeze a 2GB RAM in the octa core version to make it even more attractive. Both of the devices are powered with a 2,000 mAH battery which is fairly less compared to the power of the processor embedded in it.

On the other hand, both the handsets come with a 8MP rear camera and 2MP front facing camera for taking selfies. Visually, there’s no difference between the smartphones as one differs from the other just for the screen size.

Instead of going for Kitkat, the devices run on Android 4.2.2 Jellybean instead which might be a bummer for some who are looking for a budget smartphone.


Both the smartphones are available carrying a price tag starting from $219.

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