The Archos Core 57S is probably the cheapest phone with an edge-to-edge display that we’ve seen so far. According to Roland Quandt, who says he knows the specifications of the device, the costs are just under 100 euros at introduction. What can you expect for this price from this budget phone? Below you find the answer.
For those who do not know, Archos is a French smartphone and tablet manufacturer. At the IFA trade fair in Berlin, the manufacturer announced three budget phones, a high-end flagship, and a tablet. Shortly after the fair, we became acquainted with the Archos Diamond Omega, the flagship with very powerful hardware and no less than four cameras. Soon the manufacturer will probably introduce a new budget device, the Archos Core 57S. Admittedly not an inspiring name, but a real eye-catcher.
Specifications Archos Core 57S
The Archos Core 57S has a 5.7 inch large IPS LCD display and counts 1440 by 720 pixels (HD +). If you look at the leaked product photos you might not notice it, but it really has an 18:9 ratio. While the bezels on the top and bottom are not that minimal, Archos has done a great job be minimizing the side bezels. The screen is also equipped with 2.5D Glass, making the screen seamlessly overflow into the frame.
You are probably familiar with names such as Qualcomm and MediaTek. However, under the bonnet of the Archos Core 57S, we find the Spreadtrum SC9832A. The Spreadtrum CPUs are only found in the cheapest mobile phones and are generally not particularly smooth. The SC9832A consists of four cores (quad-core) and is clocked at 1.3 GHz. For a budget phone that is a nice clock speed, but the processor has another disadvantage, it is heavily outdated. This chipset was in fact introduced in 2016 and is therefore already quite old. The processor is assisted by the Mali-400 MP2 GPU, 1 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable memory. You can also choose to place two nano SIM cards in the device.
When it comes to the cameras, we probably can not have high expectations. On the back, Archos has installed an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. You can use the front camera better for making video calls than shooting selfies. This has a resolution of only 2 megapixels. Furthermore, the Archos Core 57S has a microUSB 2.0 connection, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE) and 2500 mAh battery. It does not have a fingerprint scanner, it is not realistic to expect that from a low-end budget phone in this price range. Finally, it comes with Android 7.0 Nougat, a pretty dated version of Google’s operating system. So, the only highlight of this phone is the 18:9 display.
It is not known if and when the Archos Core 57S comes to the market. However, we do know the recommended price, this amounts to 99.95 euros.