Archos unveils Saphir 50X rugged phone, it’s only partially new

April 4th, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

French tech company Archos just released a new rugged phone – the Saphir 50X. That sentence does, however, require some clarification. When we say “released”, we really mean commissioned from Logos Instrument, since Archos doesn’t really manufacture most of its products. That’s not the odd bit here – curiously, the Saphir 50X is a new release, but it is actually a downgrade over last year’s Archos 50 Saphir.

The two phones share the exact same rugged and rough body, measuring 146.6 x 76 x 13 mm. They have the same IP68 ingress certification rating and also share a 5-inch HD LCD,…

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