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Archos 50 Cobalt smartphone available for 130 Euros

Archos 50 Cobalt smartphone available for 130 Euros
Archos 50 Cobalt smartphone available for 130 Euros
The affordable 5-inch LTE smartphone is coming to Germany and other parts of Europe with a 2.5D HD display and quad-core MediaTek SoC.

Archos introduced the 50 Cobalt smartphone in France earlier this year as a Limited Edition model. In parts of Europe, however, the same smartphone will now be made available in Black and White color options for a suggested starting price of 130 Euros.

Core specifications include:

  • 5-inch HD 720p display w/ 2.5D glass
  • 1 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P SoC (ARM Cortex-A53)
  • ARM Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD slot (shared with second SIM slot)
  • 8 MP rear w/ Flash + 2 MP front cameras
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Dual SIM support
  • 2000 mAh battery

The French manufacturer recently announced the 50 Power smartphone, which carries very similar specifications to the 50 Cobalt but with a 100 percent larger battery capacity of 4000 mAh for potentially double the battery life. More mainstream models were announced at MWC 2016 including the Oxygen and Diamond models. 

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05-20 (Update: 2016-05-20)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.