French company Archos has announced two new budget Android smartphones ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona next week. The new smartphones, dubbed 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite, will be going on sale in June this year.
The Archos 55 Graphite features a 5.5” IPS LCD display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution and 2.5D curved glass on top. It runs on the MediaTek MT6737 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of onboard storage, which can be further expanded thanks to a microSD card slot.
The rear dual-camera setup comprises of a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP resolution secondary sensor for depth sensing. On the front is a 5MP unit for taking selfies and video calls. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh capacity battery, with support for fast charging. The smartphone runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, with no bloatware or a custom UI layer on top.
The Archos 50 Graphite on the other hand comes with a smaller 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution and 2.5D curved glass. It is identical to the 55 Graphite in most areas, except for packing just 1GB of RAM.
In Europe, prices will start at 130 euros for the 50 Graphite. Archos will also be launching the phone in other markets where it sells its smartphones, including the United States.