Archos, a well-known brand in the tablet industry, is reportedly preparing to launch its first Android smartphones. These will be the first handsets launched by Archos, which is why the company does not want to disappoint.According to Russian blog Hi-Tech.mail.ru, Archos will announce three smartphones, which will be available for purchase starting April/May.
Details on Archos 35 Carbon, Archos 48 Platinum and Archos 52 Platinum’s specs sheets have already leaked online, along with their prices.
The most advanced of the three, Archos 48 Platinum will boast a 4.8-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display that supports HD (1280 x 800 pixels) resolution, the same size as Samsung’s Galaxy S III, but a slightly different resolution.
Furthermore, the smartphone will be equipped with a 1.7 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and an unknown amount of memory. It will come with 3G, LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, along with GPS and FM radio.
We also know that the device will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and will retail for only $335/€250 beginning May.
Archos plans to launch a phablet as well, the Archos 52 Titanium, which is said to sport a large 5.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display.
However, the screen will only support 480 x 800 pixels resolution, which makes it rather a downside than a selling point.
This one will be equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal memory, 5-megapixel rear camera and 2200 mAh battery.
Archos 52 Titanium will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, starting April. No word on price tag yet.
Last but not least, the French company is expected to launch an entry-level Android smartphone. Archos 35 Carbon will feature a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchscreen display and a 1GHz single-core processor, accompanied by 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM.
It will also come with dual-SIM capability, 3G support and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB). The most affordable Archos smartphone will be available for purchase for only $120/€90 outright, starting April.