Archos today announced a trio of smartphones, each with very similar internals under the hood.
Out of the three smartphones, the 50e Helium and Diamond S run on Android 5.1 Lollipop while the 50 Cesium runs on Windows 10 Mobile. Since not many Windows 10 devices have been announced yet, that makes the Archos 50 Cesium one of the first Windows 10 Mobile smartphones.
Both the Archos 50 Cesium and the 50e Helium are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.1 GHz with the Adreno 304 GPU. As far as the display goes, both smartphones come with a 5-inch 720p panel, not too bad considering the fact that these are entry-level devices. Other key specs include 1GB RAM, 8GB expandable storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, and a 2,100mAh capacity battery.
The Archos Diamond S is the most expensive of the three, offering superior specs all around. It comes with the same 5-inch 720p display as the other too but features Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek MT6753 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM. Also on offer is higher 16GB of expandable storage, 16MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, and a 2,300mAh capacity battery.
All three devices will be showcased by the manufacturer at IFA 2015 next month and will go on sale by November. The Archos Diamond S will retail for £159.99 in the UK, while the Archos 50 Cesium and Archos 50e Helium will be priced at £99.