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April 18, 2013

Archos Officially announce Platinum and Carbon Smartphones

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Archos, better known for its range of tablets and the Arnova brand of tablets. Has officially announced their line of smartphones. Three models are being offered as affordable and unlocked. Pricing will begin at 79.99€ (£69.99) and these handsets are expecting to arrive in May. Archos has mentioned the initial availability will be for those in Europe. The three Smartphones are the 50 Platinum, 53 Platinum and the 35 Carbon.

The two Archos Platinums will have display sizes of 5.0 for the 50 ,and 5.3 for the 53 and for the 35 Carbon it will be a 3.5. All three do have IPS displays here and the Platinum devices will have resolutions of 960 x 540 with the Carbon model coming in at 320 x 480.

Platinum 50_53

The Platinum models will be running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and with features that include, quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8225Q processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 2 megapixel front-facing camera and 8 megapixel rear-facing camera. The 50 Platinum will have a 2000 mAh battery and the 53 Platinum will have a 2800 mAh battery. The 50 Platinum will sell for approximately £145.00 and the 53 Platinum will sell for £165.00 approximately.

 

Full 50 Platinum specs here Full 53 Platinum specs here

Shifting over to the 35 Carbon and we see a device that will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and hardware specs to include a 1GHz Qualcomm 7225A processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot and a 1300mAh battery. This model will also have a front and rear-facing camera, both of which are VGA in quality. The 35 Carbon will sell for £90.00 approximately.

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Full 35 Carbon specs here

Otherwise, all three models will have a “pure un-skinned” version of Android along with Google certification. Basically, that just means you will find the Google apps including the Play Store. These are also dual-SIM handsets with SIM 1 being for 2G (GSM/GPRS/ EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz) and SIM 2 being for 2G/3G (WCDMA 2100 MHz). Archos has also said these will bring support for HSDPA and HSUPA.

Via: Archos

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini