Archos 50 Helium is the first Windows 10 Mobile device targeted at budget customers

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French smartphone maker Archos may not be a big brand worldwide. But it enjoys a fair amount of success in its home country. The company is back again with three new mobile handsets. Guess what, one of them runs on Windows 10 Mobile, thereby making one of the first Windows 10 devices available worldwide.

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Archos Announced 50 Helium Smartphone Running Windows 10 Mobile

Two among the trio of devices are identical in all respects except for the software. Dubbed the Archos 50 Cesium and the Archos 50e Helium the devices sports a 1.1GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 64 bit enabled SoC with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. Both the smartphones feature a 5 inch HD (1280x720) IPS LCP display, 8MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 2MP selfie snapper. And while the Archos 50 Cesium runs on Windows 10, the 50e Helium runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.

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The handsets supports 4G LTE connectivity and will go on sale at £99 for the unlocked variant post from November.

The third devices on the other hand is dubbed the Archos Diamond S. It features a near similar design language (Omnibalance) as seen in Sony Xperia devices. Under the hood is an octacore 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 SoC with a 5 inch HD (1280x720) resolution on the front. For protection the display features Gorilla Glass 3.

Archos Announced 50 Helium Smartphone Running Windows 10 Mobile

Additionally the device comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The battery though is on the lower side at 2,300mAh. Just like the other two devices the Archos Diamond S will also possess 4G LTE connectivity.

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It will be priced at £159.99 in the UK when it becomes available in November. The best part is that Archos will be showcasing all three devices at their booth in IFA, Berlin.


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