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Archos 50 Saphir: A water-resistant phone with 5000mAh battery




Archos has released a smartphone for the extreme outdoors that will answer the woes of road-warriors too. How about an Android handset that’s water-proofed, rugged, and has a beefy 5000mAh battery?

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This is the Archos 50 Saphir. It’s IP68-certified so it can survive 1-meter water depth for up to half an hour. As for land durability, it can only withstand a drop from up to 1 meter only.The rest of the specs are fairly standard with a 5-inch HD display, 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. There’s a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.

The rest of the specs are fairly standard with a 5-inch HD display, 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage. There’s a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Of course, it’s got LTE and a whopping 5000mAh battery that is said to last for more than 2 days, according to its maker.

Archos 50 Saphir specifications:
5-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 pixels, 294ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
1.5GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor
Mali-T720 GPU
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front-facing camera
Dual SIM (Micro)
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS
FM Radio
USB OTG
5000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The Archos 50 Saphir will be available in October for EUR 199 or almost Php10,400 when converted. It will be showcased at IFA 2016 next month.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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