ARCHOS Unveils Affordable Unlocked Android 3G+ Smartphone Line

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 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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