ARCHOS Platinum smartphones at MEDPI Monaco show – Archos 50 Platinum availability [update2]


French webTV journalists from were present at the MEDPI 2013 tradeshow last week in Monaco, they have just posted their report about the new ARCHOS Smartphones. They are focusing on the first models with larger screen Platinum 50 (5″) and Platinum 53 (5.3″) that were demonstrated on the show. ARCHOS Smartphones pricing is announced as follows: ARCHOS 35 Carbon: 79,99€ / £79.99 (that is ~$105), ARCHOS 50 Platinum: 199,99€ /  £179.99 (~ $260) and ARCHOS 53 Platinum: 249,99€ / £199.99 (~ $326)


Update 2013/05/30: the availability of the Archos 50 Platinum continues to slip. The date has been updated to 14th of June 2013 at online store and first week of June on ARCHOS online store. – see below.

For a first appearance, the ARCHOS Smartphones seem to leave a good impression to, in their video video (in French) they seem to be enthusiastic about the features for the price, but stressed the screen limitations (qHD, 960×540 pixels resolution) and front camera low resolution, compared to current mid or high-end phones.



Another key point is the journalists comments on the ARCHOS 50 Platinum specs, they expect to be “roughly equivalent to a Samsung Galaxy SIII”, we believe it’s a rather misleading comparison as we already explained in detail, both devices have totally different specifications and features.

Phone design is mostly made of plasticARCHOS_Smartphone_plastic_design2b_nowrmk


ARCHOS 50 Platinum smartphone release date in June ?

Grosbill French online store is one of the only shop to display a shipping date for ARCHOS 50 Platinum smartphones and is currently announcing for 14th of June 2013, this date being delayed every day lately. There is no clear sign that the availability for end of May announced by ARCHOS will be met, something which is quite common with ARCHOS, the GamePad has shipped with about 3 months delay, the TV Connect announced for February 2013 is still not available on the market…


ARCHOS online store availability has changed from last week of May to first week of June.

ARCHOS 50 and 53 Platinum specifications

Full ARCHOS 50 and 53 Platinum specifications
Dual Sim cardSIM card 1 : 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz)
SIM card 2 : 2G/3G (WCDMA 900/1200)
(both mini SIM format)
Data rates and protocolsHSDPA 7,2 Mbits/s – HSUPA 5,76 Mbit/s
Operating systemAndroid 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean”
CPUQualcomm 8225Q Quad Core Cortex-A5 @ 1,2 GHz
Storage4 GB
Storage extensionmicro SDcard slot accepting cards up to 64 GB
DimensionsARCHOS 50 Platinum : 143x72x8,9 milimeters | ARCHOS 53 Platinum : 154x78x9,2 milimeters
Weight: ARCHOS 50 Platinum : 161 grams | ARCHOS 53 Platinum : 190 grams
SensorsGyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
ScreenIPS 5″ or 5.3″’ size, 16 millions colors, 960×540 pixels (qHD) resolution, 220 DPI, Dark black, capacitive touch 5x
BatteryARCHOS 50 Platinum : 2000 mAh | ARCHOS 53 Platinum : 2800 mAh
GPSYes, with A-GPS
BluetoothYes, – V3.0 + EDR + A2DP
FM stereo tuneryes
Connectors3.5 mm Audio jack, micro USB 2.0 slot for phone charging and data connection
Dual Camera2 Mpix (front) + 8 MPix autofocus + LED flash (back)

ARCHOS Platinum Smartphones video from (in French)