Archos announces a Windows Phone powered 40 Cesium handset, comes with a $99 price tag

Hammad Saleem

Archos 40 Cesium

The French manufacturer Archos is not a very popular brand when it comes to smartphones, but the company is one of many hardware partners for Microsoft. Recently, the company announced its first Windows Phone 8.1 powered smartphone dubbed as the Archos 40 Cesium. The smartphone doesn’t feature top of the line specifications, but what can you expect from a $99 smartphone? 

The device rocks a 4-inch WVGA display, with a quad-core Snapdragon 200 SoC and 512MB of RAM. Archos 40 Cesium will be available in a range of fancy colors, including black, blue, and yellow with interchangeable colors. As for the pricing, the smartphone is set to hit retail shelves in September carrying a price tag of £79, $99 or €80.

Archos 40 Cesium will be joined by the new 80 Cesium Windows tablet as well. Both devices will be on the stage at IFA 2014 in Berlin next week. It seems the mega event will be full of action, stay tuned to WinBeta as we bring you all the exciting stuff as it happens next week.

In the meantime, let us know about your thoughts regarding the Archos 40 Cesium smartphone. Is it worth the money it’s asking for?