ARCHOS Unveils Affordable Unlocked Android 3G+ Smartphone Line

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ARCHOS Unveils Affordable Unlocked Android 3G+ Smartphone Line

ARCHOS leverages years of Android tablet expertise to launch a smartphone range starting at $99

New Platinum range will allow end-users to experience full access to the Android ecosystem, IPS screens, Quad-core CPUs and 8 Megapixel cameras in a sleek design


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ARCHOS, a pioneer in AndroidTM devices, is pleased to announce its first line of GoogleTM certified smartphones. Each smartphone will feature a super slim design, IPS screen with amazing viewing angles, a powerful Qualcomm CPU and the flexibility of dual SIM cards which allow the user to manage two providers simultaneously.

New Platinum range will allow end-users to experience full access to the Android ecosystem, IPS scre ...

New Platinum range will allow end-users to experience full access to the Android ecosystem, IPS screens, Quad-core CPUs and 8 Megapixel cameras in a sleek design (Photo: Business Wire)

The ARCHOS 35 Carbon ($99.99), ARCHOS 50 Platinum ($219.99) and ARCHOS 53 Platinum ($249.99) will be the first in a new line of smartphones to be released and will be available starting in Europe at the end of May 2013.

"The smartphone market is shifting, as SIM-free sales versus subsidized sales are increasing, and ARCHOS is prepared to respond, as we can offer retail channels affordable, unlocked and feature-rich smartphones without the need to subsidize," says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. "Furthermore smartphones and tablets are interrelated markets that have quickly crossed over with the arrival of "phablets" - half-phone, half-tablet devices. It only makes sense that this should be our next phase of products as this would be a natural fit for our brand and long term growth."

Ranging from 3.5" to 5.3" in size, the first three smartphones to be released in Q2 will include a range of features, connectivity, CPU's and storage. The flagship device, the ARCHOS 50 Platinum, features a stunning 5.0-inch full black IPS display paired with a quad-core CPU at 1.2GHz and 8 M Pixels camera. End-users will have an experience similar to a Samsung Galaxy S3 for half the price.

In addition, all smartphones in this new line will include:

  • Pure un-skinned Android OS
  • Google Certification for access to Google PlayTM and Google Mobile Services including Google NowTM
  • Dual SIM flexibility to manage two providers simultaneously from one phone
  • An IPS Screen with amazing viewing angles
  • Full Black Screen Process
  • ARCHOS Media Centre Apps for music and videos
  • Cloud-Based Contacts and Storage
  • Front and Back Cameras for capturing the perfect picture

Smartphone Technical Specifications: please refer to the appendix

For more information about ARCHOS products visit www.ARCHOS.com.

ABOUT ARCHOS

ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specializing in Android Tablets, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers Android Tablets, Tablet PCs and MP3/MP4 players. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. Then in 2003 ARCHOS introduced the first portable multimedia players with TV recording. In 2006 Wi-Fi is implemented and then touch screens in 2007. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment B of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com.

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MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

ARCHOS 50 platinum / ARCHOS 53 platinum

 Handset type   Smartphone

Dual Sim



Data rate

   SIM 1 2G (GSM/GPRS/ EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz

SIM 2 2G/3G (WCDMA 900/2100)

   HSDPA 7,2 Mbit/s - HSUPA 5,76 Mbit/s
Operating System   

Android 4.1.2, Jelly Bean

CPU   Qualcomm 8225Q Quad Core cortex-A5 @1,2 GHz
RAM   1 GB
Storage   4 GB
Expendable memory   Micro SD card up to 64 GB
Weight   Archos 50 Platinum: 160.9g

Archos 53 Platinum: 189.9g

Size   

A50 PL: 143.4 x 72.4 x 8.9 mm

A53 PL: 153.6 x 78 x 9.25mm

Battery size   A50 PL: 2000 mAh

A53 PL: 2800 mAh

G-sensor   Yes
Proximity sensor   Yes
Ambient light sensor   Yes
GPS   Yes with A-GPS
   

SCREEN

    

Type

   IPS, Multitouch 5x, Capacitive
Size   

5.0" or 5.3"

Colors   16 Millions
Resolution   960 x 540 pixel (qHD) 220 DPI
Wide viewing angles   Yes
Glass Type   Full Black laminated process
 

CONNECTIVITY

    
Sim Type   Mini Sim
Wifi   Yes with DNLA and UpnP + wifi hotspot
Bluetooth   Yes V3.0 + EDR + A2DP
FM   FM stereo
Audio jack   Yes 3.5 mm
USB   Micro USB 2.0 slot (synch & charge)
     

MULTIMEDIA

    
Video Playback   H.264 / AVI/MP4/3GP
Audio Playback   MP3 , WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC, AAC+
Photo Viewer   JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Alert type   Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker   Yes
   
EMAIL    
SMS / MMS / EMAIL   Yes
Email protocol   SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, Push Mail
 

ARCHOS 35 carbon

 Handset type   Smartphone
Dual Sim   SIM 1 2G (GSM/GPRS/ EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
   SIM 2 2G/3G (WCDMA 2100)
Data rate   HSDPA 7,2 Mbit/s - HSUPA 5,76 Mbit/s
Operating System   

Android 4.0.4, Ice cream Sandwich

CPU   Qualcomm 7225A Cortex-A5 @1 Ghz
RAM   512mb
Storage   4 GB
Expendable memory   Micro SD card up to 32 GB
Size   

117 x 62.3 x 10.2mm

Battery size   1300mAh
G-sensor   Yes
Proximity sensor   Yes
Ambient light sensor   Yes
GPS   Yes
   
SCREEN    
Type   IPS, Multitouch Capacitive
Size   

3.5"

Colors   16 Millions
Resolution   320x480 pixel
 
CONNECTIVITY    
Sim Type   Mini Sim
Wifi   Yes
Bluetooth   Yes 3.0 + EDR
FM   FM stereo
Audio jack   Yes 3,5 mm
USB   Micro USB 2.0 slot (synch & charge)
 

CAMERA

    
Back camera   VGA
Front camera   VGA
 

MULTIMEDIA

    
Video Playback   H.264 / AVI/MP4/3GP
Audio Playback   MP3, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC, AAC+
Photo Viewer   JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNG
Alert type   Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker   Yes
 

EMAIL

    
SMS / MMS / EMAIL   Yes
Email protocol   SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, Push Mail



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