ARCHOS reveals their budget smartphones: 3 models from 80 to 250 euros

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After offering a DECT Smartphone for the home and additional 3G functionality on their tablets, ARCHOS is now fully entering in the smartphone industry. The first three models of their Smartphone line rumored these last days are now officially announced, they range from a 3″ model to a 5.3″ phablet tablet-sized phone.
All phones should be distributed in retail channels and won’t be tied to any wireless carrier, they will ship SIM-unlocked and offer dual SIM capability. Other common specs for the 3 models include: Qualcomm processors, IPS screen, dual camera, GPS, Bluetooth and 4 GB of Storage which can be extended with a microSD card. ARCHOS announces these 3 phones will be the first models to ship, should be available end of May 2013 at the following prices : ARCHOS 35 Carbon: 79,99€ / ~$105 / £79.99, ARCHOS 50 Platinum: 199,99€ / ~ $260 / £179.99 and ARCHOS 53 Platinum: 249,99€ / ~ $326 / £199.99.

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All models are said to be Google certified with Google Play Store access, Google Mobile Services including Google Now.

ARCHOS 35 Carbon

The first phone, 35 Carbon is an entry level model at a retail price of €79.99 ($ & pounds), with low end specifications powered with a Qualcomm 7225A Cortex-A5 processor running 1 GHz, 3.5″ IPS screen capacitive touch (320×480) resolution and 1300 mAH battery. It runs on a relatively old Android 4.0 ICS system version.

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Full ARCHOS 35 Carbon specifications
Dual Sim cardSIM card 1 : 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card 2 : 2G/3G (WCDMA 2100)
(both mini SIM format)
Data rates and protocolsHSDPA 7,2 Mbits/s – HSUPA 5,76 Mbit/s
Operating systemAndroid 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
CPUQualcomm 7225A Cortex-A5 @ 1 GHz
RAM512 MB
Storage4 GB
Storage extensionmicro SDcard slot accepting cards up to 32 GB
Dimensions117×62,3×10,2 mm
Weight: 110 grams
SensorsGyroscope, Proximity sensor, Light sensor
ScreenIPS 3,5’’ size, 16 millions colors, 320×480 resolution, capacitive touch
Battery1300 mAh
GPSYes
WiFiYes
BluetoothYes, V3.0 + EDR
FM stereo tuneryes
Connectors3.5 mm Audio jack, micro USB 2.0 slot for phone charging and data connection
Dual Camerafront and back
SpeakerYes
VibrationYes

ARCHOS 50 Platinum and ARCHOS 53 Platinum

Both Platinum models offer higher specs and more functionality with an almost up to date Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean system, 1 GB of RAM, a faster a faster Qualcomm 8225Q quad-core ARM Cortex-A5 @ 1,2 GHz, better camera and bigger screen 5″ (50 Platinum) and 5.3″ (53 Platinum) ARCHOS says their 50 Titanium flagship model offers similar performance to a Samsung Galaxy S3, for half of the price.

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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
RAM1 GB
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
WiFiYes
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)
SpeakerYes
VibrationYes

Visit us soon for a complete review of ARCHOS Smartphones.

Source: ARCHOS Press release UK_ARCHOS_Smartphone_Series_18-04-13.pdf