Archos unveiled its first Android Go smartphone and it’s a big 5.7-inch device called Archos Acess 57. Despite the funny name, and the early unveiling, the handset will be available just on October for a $95 deal. As you might think, judging by the price, the specifications are pretty modest, to not say mediocre. But this is an Android Go smartphone.
The handset features a large 5.7-inch screen, that despite the size has a pretty low resolution. With 480 x 960 pixels of resolution, this may be the smartphone with the lowest resolution to offer the 18:9 taller aspect ratio. The phone is powered by the Speadtrum SC9832E Quad-Core chipset paired with 1GB of RAM.
The storage amount will vary from the variant. The Acess 57 is a dual SIM smartphone with either a 4G variant with 16GB of Storage or a 3G version with just 8GB of internal storage. Also, it has microSD card slot that allows users to further increase the storage of this Android Go smartphone.
The phone is also modest in the camera department. It offers an 8MP main rear sensor with 1080p video recording support. On the front, there is a smaller 2MP sensor for selfies and video-calls. The battery is another unimpressive aspect of this smartphone – It has 2,400mAh of capacity and offers up to 15 hours of talking time and 80 hours of standby. Thankfully it is user-replaceable and supports up to 0.6A charging.
Well, if you’re not impressed this smartphone offers something that many expensive flagships lack. Of course, we’re talking about the 3.5mm headphone jack. For $95 we can’t ask for too much. While Android Go is a cool initiative we are a bit skeptical about the success of smartphones of this kind, probably just on the more emerging markets.