Archos 40 Cesium to launch in Italy, carries a €99 price tag

Hammad Saleem

Archos 40 Cesium

Until last year, we only had one choice when it comes to Windows Phone devices: Nokia Lumia. However, things have changed now, and there are a lot of Windows Phone handsets to choose from if you’re looking for an entry-level Windows Phone handset. Nokia Lumia 530/630/635 might be the preferred ones, but there are devices which offers better specifications with an affordable price tag.

Last month, the French-based company Archos announced the 40 Cesium handset, which will hit the retail shelves in Italy soon with a €99 price tag — that’s pretty cheap considering the internals it has to offer which are similar to the Lumia 530. Here’s a summary of what the device has to offer:

  • 4-inch 800 x 480 pixels display
  • Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 processor
  • 512 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB of storage (expandable)
  • 5 megapixel rear camera
  • Removable body in the colors blue, black and yellow
  • Dual SIM
  • 1950 mAh battery
  • 126 mm x 84 mm x 10.5 mm

The handset doesn’t have a lot to offer, but what more can you expect from a handset with a €99 price tag?