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Archos Launching Three Android Smartphones in May

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Flagship, Galaxy S3 look-alike powered by 1.7GHz quad-core processor.


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 , February 20, 2013 3:52 AM
    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 
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    jimmyjohnz , February 20, 2013 4:00 AM
    I'll wait for reviews before I make any decisions about these phones, Archos doesn't have a very good track record.
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    belardo , February 20, 2013 5:01 AM
    So this is what happens if an iPhone and a Galaxy S phone had a baby...
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    Uberragen21 , February 20, 2013 5:12 AM
    Not too shabby, until I heard they were running a cortex A7 processor. Ehh, really? At least run a cortex A9...
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    Sorren999 , February 20, 2013 5:12 AM
    That's more of a copy of the Note 2 then the S3. It actually looks exactly like a Note 2 right down to the stylus or at least what the end of it looks like assuming this one doesn't actually have one.
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    Sorren999 , February 20, 2013 5:15 AM
    Oh there are three different phones. Way to fail at reading :( 
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    dthx , February 20, 2013 8:00 AM
    How sexy !!! The exact copy of the exact copy of the exact copy of a low cost chinese iPhone/Galaxy wanabee.
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    anononon , February 20, 2013 10:34 AM
    Archos for ya, show up a day late and a dollar short..

    Copying obvious flagship designs aside- I am willing to bet they will stand by their moto- "promise everything, deliver nothing" Their track record is terrible, and they are well known for short cuts and cheap design. Buyer beware
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    Non-Euclidean , February 20, 2013 12:26 PM
    I find it a stirring tribute to their customers that they included a photo representative of their tablets target demographic.
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    masterasia , February 20, 2013 12:55 PM
    I've owned a couple Archos devices in the past and their development team is always hard at work pushing updates, but I wouldn't mess with them again after going all Nexus.

    You can't beat the pure Android experience of the Nexus devices. Just wait for the Nexus 5.
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    guavasauce , February 20, 2013 1:04 PM
    jimmyjohnzI'll wait for reviews before I make any decisions about these phones, Archos doesn't have a very good track record.

    i agree, the only archos product i have is the archos 101 tablet, and that this was the worste buy ive made in years. sure, its only one of there products, but in this market, thats all the chance you get. especially when the tech was already in place (kinda hard to dick it up IMO).
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    guavasauce , February 20, 2013 1:13 PM
    guavasaucei agree, the only archos product i have is the archos 101 tablet, and that this was the worste buy ive made in years. sure, its only one of there products, but in this market, thats all the chance you get. especially when the tech was already in place (kinda hard to dick it up IMO).

    errors: */this, *their. i hate myself now.