Archos Launching Three Android Smartphones in May

Archos, a firm best known for its affordable Android tablets, will launch three smartphones powered by Google's mobile platform in May.

According to images and details obtained by Hi-Tech, one of the devices is a Galaxy S3 look-alike in the form of the Archos 48 Platinum, as seen above. The flagship device has a 4.8-inch IPS display with a 800 x 1,280-pixel resolution and is powered by a MediaTek MT6589 chipset with a 1.7 GHz quad-core processor. The smartphone, which will run on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, will be priced at around $335.

Another device in Archos' upcoming slate is the Archos 52 Titanium, a 5.2-inch smartphone running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Although its price has yet to be unveiled, it'll be a more affordable option with a 480 x 800-pixel display and a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, as well as 512 MB of RAM.

Joining the aforementioned phones is the low-end Archos 35 Carbon. It offers a 3.5-inch 320 x 480-pixel screen, a single-core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 512 MB of internal storage, which can be expanded through a microSD card. It'll also run on Ice Cream Sandwich and will retail for about $120.


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  • megamanx00
    O_o I might be interested in the 48 model. We'll see when it comes out. Might just wait for a nexus 5 though :p
  • jimmyjohnz
    I'll wait for reviews before I make any decisions about these phones, Archos doesn't have a very good track record.
  • belardo
    So this is what happens if an iPhone and a Galaxy S phone had a baby...