Mobiles Archos 50 Saphir With IP68 Certification Launched Ahead of IFA By Sagnik Debnath Posted on August 30, 2016 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Archos has been manufacturing tablets, Smartphones and media players and debuted the mobile phone market in 2013 and since then it has bundled out many devices. Now this French multinational company has added a new rugged device to its smartphone lineup dubbed as Archos 50 Saphir that will be joining 50f Helium and 55 Helium series which are announced already. The highlight of the Archos 50 Saphir smartphone is that it is highly water-resistant. The smartphone is IP68-certified which means it can survive immersion in up to one metre of water for up to 30 minutes. Archos further claims that it can officially withstand falls from a height of up to one metre. his rugged device is designed in such a way that it can withstand all the calamities and also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 which is scratch resistant. The dimensions of the smartphone measure 146.6×75.9×13.9mm. Phone Specifications: Hardware and Software Specifications: The Archos 50 Saphir runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and supports dual-SIM (Micro) slots. It features a 5-inch (720×1280 pixels) IPS display and is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK6737VWT processor with 2GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. It offers 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be further expanded via microSD slot (up to 128GB). Camera and Battery Specifications: Camera specifications include a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, 1080p video recording, and LED flash. There’s also a 5-megapixel front camera on board for video calling purposes. The device also comes with a mammoth 5,000 mAh battery with a 9V/2.5A fast charger. Connectivity Specifications: Connectivity options include LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi Direct, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio. It also has sensors like Light and Proximity along with a 3D-G sensor. How much will the phone cost and where will it be available? The device will be made available only in Black colour variant and there is no further word on international availability outside of Europe. The price of the phone is 99 Euros(Approximately Rs.7,500).