French company Archos might be known to many of you even if they aren’t exactly a common household name. They have released their share of smartphones, tablets and other connected devices. Its latest launch takes the company into new territory.
Archos has unveiled its first Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone called the 40 Cesium. Don’t get super excited. The first Windows Phone device from Archos isn’t a high-end smartphone. It has entry-level specs with a matching price tag.
Therefore it will likely be limited to emerging markets. If you are looking for a premium Windows Phone 8.1 experience you will want to take a pass on this one. The Archos 40 Cesium features a 4-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quadcore processor and multiple colored rear cases.
We don’t have all of the details. The connectivity features, rear camera, RAM, onboard storage and more remain a mystery at the moment. We can safely say that Archos will reveal more details when it shows off this device at IFA 2014. We do know that the Archos 40 Cesium will arrive in September for $99, so it will be among the cheapest Windows Phone 9.1 powered smartphones you can buy. IFA 2014 takes place in the first week of September, so we will find out soon.