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IFA 2017 | Archos reveals the Access and Core low-end smartphones

Archos Core 50 Android smartphone (Source: Archos)
Archos Core 50 Android smartphone (Source: Archos)
The Archos Access comes with a quad-core processor and a screen size ranging from 4 to 5.5 inches, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. The Core smartphone, its 5-inch sibling, comes with up to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The prices start below US$60 and go as high as US$120.

French brand Archos is present at this year's IFA trade show with a few new devices and, as usual, there is something in store for those who like their smartphones to be cheap before anything else. The new Access and Core handsets come with quite weak specs, but they also come with price tags that instantly turn them into worthy choices for backup or kids' phones.

The first of the two is the cheapest and also the one that comes with more sizes and color choices. Dubbed Archos Access, it comes in black, blue, gray, yellow, and red. The available sizes are 4, 4.5, 5, and 5.5 inches. The technical specs include only 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage, a quad-core processor, 2 MP and 5 MP or 8 MP cameras on the front and the back sides, as well as batteries with a capacity between 1,200 mAh and 2,300 mAh.

The Archos Core only comes with a 5-inch display, a quad-core processor, 1 GB or 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 2 MP or 5 MP front camera, 8 MP or 13 MP main camera on the back, all powered up by a 2,000 mAh battery. Its color options are black, gray, and red.

Both handsets mentioned above feature a microSD slot and come with stock Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. They are expected to hit Europe later this month via Archos.com. The prices start at EUR€49.99 (~US$59.5) and go up to EUR€99.99 (~US$119). Unfortunately, they will probably skip the North American market.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-31 (Update: 2017-08-31)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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