ARCHOS 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 accounts or two providers simultaneously.
The ARCHOS 35 Carbon (£79.99), ARCHOS 50 Platinum (£179.99) and ARCHOS 53 Platinum (£199.99) will be the first in a new line of smartphones to be released and will be available from the end of May 2013.
“The smartphone market is shifting, as SIM-free sales versus subsidised sales are increasing. ARCHOS is prepared to respond to this change, as we can offer retail channels affordable, unlocked and feature-rich smartphones without the heavy price tag,” 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 makes sense that this should be our next phase of products as it’s a natural fit for our brand and long term growth plans.”
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 an 8MP camera. End-user will have an experience similar to a Samsung Galaxy S3 for half the price.