Octa-core Archos 50c Oxygen & quad-core 64 Xenon smartphones announced

France’s Archos took the veils off two of their latest smartphones ahead of the MWC, the Archos 50c Oxygen and 64 Xenon.

Archos 50c Oxygen specifications


The device will be Archos’ first ever to feature MediaTek’s MT6592. The 50c Oxygen will feature the slower, 1.7GHz variant of the octa-core MT6592 along with a gig of RAM and 8GB storage on-board. It will also pack an 8 mega-pixel rear shooter that’ll work in conjunction with a 2 mega-pixel front. All this sits beneath a 5-inch 1280 x 720p HD IPS screen, powered by a 2000mAh battery. Design-wise, the 50c Oxygen will remind you of the very popular Huawei Ascend P6 which now has more clones than our fingers can count.

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Archos 64 Xenon specifications


The Archos 64 Xenon again features a MediaTek processor, but this time the 1.3GHz MT6582 which looks timid in front of the mighty MT6592. There’s a 6.4-inch 1280 x 720p HD IPS display on the device which is perhaps why the name ’64 Xenon’ (Xenon’s atomic number is 54 for those wondering). Again, there’s the same 1GB of RAM but only 4GB on-board storage which is dwarfed by the 8GB on the 50c Oxygen. Photography on the 64 Xenon is handled by the same 8 mega-pixel / 2 mega-pixel camera duo as on the 50c, but the 64 Xenon comes with a much larger battery in a 2800mAh unit.

Both, the Archos 50c Oxygen and the 64 Xenon, will run Android v4.2 like other MediaTek phones and are priced identical at £199.

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  1. Sere83
    February 21, 2014

    Never understand why a company would release a phablet that is significantly more under powered and with a worse pixel density than a smaller regular sized phone. Surely a phablet that has a much larger display, should also have a larger resolution for decent clarity and a better cpu to power it no?

    Archos for me have always been the great under achievers. Many years experience in the game yet almost all their products always fall short. I mean with phones like the Moto G available at half the price its frankly laughable that they are pricing these at £199. Also with their close links to china i’m surprised they have not taken note of what the chinese manufacturers are delivering in terms of price and design and at very least tried to compete.

    Its like have some coherence in your product line at least, have an identity instead of your bland logo whacked on 2 completely different looking averagely specd re brands that would cost significantly less if imported from china.

    Genuinely surprised how long they have lasted considering the lack of ambition and blandness/ uninspiring design of their product lines

    • burnt_52
      February 22, 2014

      Both of these phones if priced at $330USD appear to be overpriced and crap specs to me. Not interested at all. My only issue is still waiting for mtk6592/5 with 2500mAh battery and WCDMA 850,900 and 2100. If anyone knows of one of these I would be appreciative 🙂

  2. claz 41
    July 6, 2014

    can you buy cases for the Archos 6.4″ xenon any where.