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Archos gets in early with its first Windows 10 smartphone

French electronics company Archos has just teased one of the first devices to run Windows 10 out the box, the 50 Cesium.

Set to make its debut at IFA, taking place in Berlin next month, the 50 Cesium looks to be another affordable offering planned to launch alongside an Android counterpart in the 50e Helium. Like the Cesium, the 50e Helium also boasts the latest available build of its respective OS, Android version 5.1 Lollipop. Beyond their operating systems and a few minor cosmetic differences however, both phones pack the same internals.

Here are the specs:

  Archos 50e Helium/Archos 50 Cesium
Dimensions 147 x 72.5 x 8.5mm
Screen size 5-inches
Screen resolution 720p HD (1280×720)
Processor Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 210
Memory 1GB RAM
Storage 8GB. Expandable via microSD up to 32GB
Rear camera 8-megapixel w/ LED flash
Front camera 2-megapixel
Connectivity 4G, dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 2100mAh
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop/Windows 10

As ever, Archos has put affordability first and the Cesium may well be the most attainable Windows 10 device for the time being, with a price tag of just £99 (the 50e Helium will be the same). Following IFA, both devices are expected to go on sale in November.

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