French company Archos is far from being a household name but still it has been able to release an impressive number of smartphones, tablets and connected devices in the market. With its latest launch it has ventured into yet another uncharted territory for the company. Prior to showing off its new creations at IFA 2014 next month Archos has finally unveiled its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone called the 40 Cesium.
The first Windows Phone device from Archos isn’t a high-end smartphone. It has entry-level specifications with a price tag to match, so the most exposure it can hope to get will primarily be limited to emerging markets. Those who are looking for a premium Windows Phone 8.1 experience will be better off with the new HTC One M8 for Windows Phone.
The Archos 40 Cesium has a 4-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quadcore processor as well as multiple colored rear cases. Details about the connectivity features, rear camera, RAM, onboard storage and much more have yet to be revealed. Its likely Archos will talk more about them when its showing off this device at IFA 2014.
Archos 40 Cesium will hit the market in September for a price tag of $99, making it one of the cheapest Windows Phone 9.1 powered smartphones out there. Its direct competition is the Lumia 530, which is sold by Microsoft, the company behind the Windows Phone operating system. IFA 2014 takes place in the first week of September.