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3
Jul

Archos lauches budget-friendly 50d Helium 4G the United States


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Earlier today, Archos quietly launched its latest smartphone, the 50d Helium 4G, in the United States. The budget-friendly handset is available to pre-order starting today for $129, but will officially hit the shelves later this month running the latest build of Android 5.1 straight out of the box.

In terms of design, the Archos 50d Helium looks almost identical to the OnePlus One, packing the same camera, speaker grill and flash positioning. What is different, though, is the swappable rear-panels, which are available in either Storm Blue or Stone Grey colorways.

Despite the fact the 50d Helium isn’t intended to be a mid-range device, it does pack some pretty impressive internals, including a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 System-on-Chip (SoC), 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and dual-SIM support.

The full press release can be seen below:

ARCHOS unveils the ARCHOS 50d Helium, the newest member of its acclaimed Helium line of smartphones, featuring a superb slim design and superior power for pure performance.

“The 50d Helium represents our commitment to bringing 4G connectivity to everybody,” says Loic Poirer, CEO of ARCHOS. “The 50d Helium is a stylish smartphone with outstanding performance and an unbelievable price.”

The ARCHOS 50d Helium showcases an elegant and svelte design highlighted by clean lines and smooth edges. A stylish accessory and companion, it comes with two soft, stone finished interchangeable backs in Storm Blue and Stone Grey to perfectly match your taste.

The ARCHOS 50d Helium features a 5-inch HD IPS screen that accurately reproduces colors and contrasts for the most vivid images. Equipped with 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras, the ARCHOS 50d Helium is the perfect smartphone to immortalize any moment and capture epic selfies and clear visuals while video-chatting.

ARCHOS 50d Helium is powered by a Quad-Core SnapDragon 410 processor and 1GB of RAM. Blending power and energy efficiency, the 50d Helium also comes with 4G connectivity for blazing fast downloads, making it perfect for everyday use, including browsing the web, watching videos, and gaming.

To ensure a smooth and intuitive interface, ARCHOS equipped its newest smartphone with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the latest Android OS version featuring a variety of technologies to increase battery life. ARCHOS’ 5d Helium also has the convenience of being Dual SIM native, meaning that it supports multiple phone lines at the same time without the need to change SIM cards.

The ARCHOS 50d Helium will be available in July for $129.

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2
Jul

ARCHOS unveils the 50d Helium smartphone – Android 5.1, 13MP camera, $129


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If you aren’t familiar with French smartphone and tablet manufacturer ARCHOS, perhaps now is a good time to do so. Over the past few years the company has aimed to produce high-quality software and hardware for a low price point, and it looks like its new offering does just that. ARCHOS has just unveiled the budget-friendly 50d Helium smartphone that may actually give other low cost smartphones a run for their money.

The 50d Helium offers up a 5.0-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion. It also features a dual SIM card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facer and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The non-removable 2100mAh battery is perhaps the worst specification this device brings to the table, but I’m pretty sure the price point will make up for it as far as many users are concerned.

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The ARCHOS 50d Helium ships with two soft, “stone finished” interchangeable backplates in Storm Blue and Stone Grey color options, and will be available this July for just $129. ARCHOS didn’t reveal a specific release date for the device, so we’ll let you know when it becomes available.

So what do you think, is the 50d Helium worth $129? Or is that too much to ask? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

10
Jun

256GB storage Archos 94 Magnus cancelled for being too expensive


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Do you remember the Archos 94 Magnus that was unveiled back at the beginning of the year? The tablet boasted a colossal 256GB of internal memory by default, plus room for another 128GB via a microSD card, making it ideal for the heavy media consumer. Unfortunately, Archos has decided to cancel the product, meaning that it won’t ever make it to store shelves.

The issue is very simply one of cost, the tablet was too expensive to produce, distribute and sell at a reasonable price that would entice consumers. Archos was planning to sell the tablet for around €299 ($340), but final retail prices were apparently ending up as high as €350 ($400), putting the tablet squarely in the higher price segment. Hence the decision to cancel the product.

Along with the super-sized internal memory, Archos also developed what it called “Fusion Storage” technology. This essentially combined regular internal memory and microSD storage solutions into a single memory partition seen by the OS.

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The entire Archos Magnus range featured a lot of memory for mid-range tablets, but this ultimately made them more expensive.

Although 256GB of internal memory may have been enough to turn a few heads, the rest of the tablet’s specifications really don’t match up to the high price tag. The 94 Magnus would have shipped with a 9.4-inch 1280×800 pixel resolution display, 1.8GHz Cortex-A17 quad-core RockChip RK3288 SoC, 1.5GB of RAM, 5MP rear and VGA front camera, and a 6,400mAh battery.

While certainly not bare essential specifications, the 94 Magnus falls well behind other tablets in that price category and ended up as an overpriced mid-ranger. Given how relatively inexpensive micro-SD cards are these days and the amount of free cloud storage available, there are better deals out there if you need plenty of storage space.

Unfortunately for anyone who remains interested, the tablet is now listed as “unavailable” on Archos’ various European web pages and doesn’t look likely to be making a return. The other entries in the Magnus range also look to have suffered a similar fate.

Would you pay a premium for additional storage, or was the 94 Magnus doomed from the start?

10
Jun

ARCHOS 50 and 55 Helium Plus bring 4G speeds to the masses, starting at just $109


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Today ARCHOS announced the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, two new smartphones offering reasonably decent specs and looks at highly affordable price points. With large displays, built-in 4G technology, and space for two SIM cards, these phones really make full use of their lower-end specs and still manage to handle Google’s latest software, Android 5.1 Lollipop.

As their names suggest, the 50 Helium Plus comes with a 5-inch IPS display and the 55 Helium Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS display, both with 1280 x 720 resolutions. Other specs include a 64-bit quad-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. The only major difference besides display size is the battery. The 5-inch model packs a 2,000mAh removable battery, while the 55 Helium Plus offers a 2,400mAh removable battery.

While none of the specs exactly impress, the pricing sure does. ARCHOS is charging just $109 for the 5-inch model and $139 for the 5.5-inch variant. Both models will be released in July 2015 in select markets. What do you think, anyone interested in picking either of these up?

10
Jun

Archos unveils new Helium Plus smartphones


Pioneering Android mobile and tablet manufacturer, Archos has added two new handsets to their Helium series of smartphones. Unveiled today in Paris, the Archos 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus 4G smartphones come with great specs at an affordable price.

Both, 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus come with HD Screens, IPS image quality and 4G dual SIM connectivity. Both are available in Jet Black or White Frost finishing with a “Glass Effect” finishing.

In a statement today, Archos CEO Loic Poirier said:

“The ARCHOS 50 Helium Plus and ARCHOS 55 Helium Plus reflect ARCHOS’ goal of bringing 4G technology to everybody and offer users better performance at affordable prices”

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The 50 Helium Plus smartphone has a 5-inch 1280×720 IPS HD display with 8GB on-board storage (expandable via MicroSD card), 1GB RAM, a 2000 mAh battery with a 64-bit quad-core CPU. It measures 5.63″x2.79″x0.36″ and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop . The 50t Helium Plus has a 13 MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. It is priced at $109.

The 55 Helium Plus has similar features with the only differences being that it comes with a larger 5.5-inch 1280×720 IPS HD display, and a bigger 2400 mAh battery. Its priced at $139.

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Both the phones show promise in the budget smartphone market with decent specifications and optimum pricing. They are set to hit the market in July 2015.

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3
Mar

“Fusion Storage” created by ARCHOS, tablets with 256GB of internal storage and support for 128GB micro SD cards


Device storage can sometimes turn into a rather heated battle between users. Be it the cloud users insisting smaller device storage is all you need, or the dedicated micro SD card guys wanting to pack a 128GB card in their device for various needs. The battle tends to heat up even further when it comes […]

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27
Feb
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Archos announces four new phones focused performance and price


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We are only days away from the official start of MWC 2015 and Archos has already unveiled a new batch of phones running Android 4.4 KitKat. The 52 Platinum, 59 Xenon, and 62 Xenon are the handsets being marketed as multimedia-friendly with quad-core processors.

Hit the break for a look at the specifications as well as another one introduced by Archos.

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The designs of the 52 Platinum, 59 Xenon, and 62 Xenon may differ but the specifications are relatively the same. The display sizes start at 5.25 inches and climbs to 6.27 inches with the 62 Xenon and all of them have 1280×720 resolution. Each has an 8MP rear camera, but only the 62 Xenon trades the 2MP front camera for a 5MP lens. Archos went with the MediaTek Mt6582 processor with 1GB of RAM to power all of them. Internal storage is set at 8GB with more when a microSD card is inserted.

Archos bundled dedicated media-related applications to ensure a seamless experience when viewing photos, watching videos, and playing games.

Pricing is as follows: 59 Xenon ($145); 52 Platinum ($158); 62 Xenon ($170)

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The fourth handset announced is the 50 Oxygen Plus which Archos describes as “combining ergonomic design, performance and power for an affordable price.” At around $157, the 50 Oxygen Plus measures 7.2mm thin while packing an octa-core processor. There is a 5-inch display, 8MP / 5MP cameras, and 16GB of storage (with a microSD card slot).

This version of the 50 Oxygen Plus features only a 3G connection; however, Archos says an LTE model with Android 5.0 Lollipop is coming in June.

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8
Jan
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ARCHOS and Freshub Launch ARCHOS Kitchen Screen, the World’s First Connected Kitchen e-Grocery Shopping Tool


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On January 6th at CES, ARCHOS, a well-known manufacturer of Android devices, and Freshub, a connected-kitchen Israeli startup, launched the ARCHOS Kitchen Screen. The end-to-end service is a kitchen-tailored version of the ARCHOS Smart Home Tablet.

The ARCHOS Kitchen Screen allows consumers to be able to shop for grocery products. They can do this by adding them to a digital shopping cart by either waving the desired item in front of the screen or using voice commands. The included touchscreen also suggests custom coupons, recipes, and alternatives to wanted items that are unavailable. You can even stream music, set up security cameras, install a digital picture frame, or get clock and weather information.

Loic Poirier, in relation to the unveiling, stated, “As leaders in the Connected Objects field, we are proud to work with Freshub to connect the kitchen. Our Smart Home vision now helps people to keep their kitchens filled up thanks to the world’s first connected device offering an instant grocery retail link. This game-changing connectivity will considerably alter the way people shop and will shape the future retailing experience.”

Currently, there is no word yet on the specs, prices, or release date.

 



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4
Jan
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Archos announces two new LTE devices ahead of CES unveiling


archos diamondArchos has announced two new devices that the company will be showing off at CES this year, and both devices offer a ton of value for the price. Archos is weighing heavily on the LTE aspect of its new phone and tablet duo, which seems to be a trend for budget phones this year.

First up is the Archos Diamond, an incredibly affordable smartphone at a very low price. The Diamond features an octa-core CPU, 16 GB of internal storage with 2 GB of RAM, plus a full HD 5-inch display. The smartphone features 4G LTE radios, so the network won’t be the bottleneck here. Archos plans on releasing the Diamond with a price tag below $200.

The second device announced is the 80b Helium 4G tablet. The company didn’t specify much in the way of specs, but did clarify that it would be a sub-$150 tab with a 1.5 GHz processor. They’ll likely reveal a little more about it at CES in a few days.

In addition to these two new devices, Archos announced that they will be refreshing some of their other models of smartphones and tablets to include 4G LTE radios. Definitely a step in the right direction in the extremely competitive budget market.

ARCHOS Strengthens its 4G range during CES 2015

Complete selection of 4G devices on display at CES 2015 at Sands Expo Hall A-C Booth 70437

Paris – January 2, 2015 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, unveils its new 4G tablets and smartphones ranges at CES 2015. With the evolution of mobile technology and the advancements 4G offers, ARCHOS continues to innovate answering consumer demand for high performance smartphone and tablet technology with an affordable price tag

The latest offering from ARCHOS provides a range of high quality and great performance 4G smartphones and tablets starting at under $80.

ARCHOS Diamond, the best 4G smartphone ever under $200

Announced at the “Paris CES Unveiled”, the ARCHOS Diamond boasts both sleek design and 4G compatibility. The Diamond is fully loaded with an octa-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM, a 16 MP camera, and a 5 inch full HD IPS allowing users to fully enjoy games or movies without delays thanks to 4G speeds.

Previously dominated by entry-level handsets with basic functionality, the sub-£200 smartphones segment is now more competitive than ever, thanks to ARCHOS offering handsets with an unprecedented set of features and outstanding performance in this category.

“In 2014, consumers don’t have access to high performance handsets from traditional smartphone vendors below $500″ says Loïc Poirier, General Director of ARCHOS. “With the ARCHOS 50 Diamond, we are pushing forward the same advanced technology but we make it accessible to all consumers.”

The 80b Helium, an over-equipped 4G tablet for less than $150

Downloading an HD movie (2 GB) and watching it on your tablet, in less than 3 minutes is now possible with 4G technology!

With the resolution of the ARCHOS 80b Helium 4G, consumers can not only enjoy various multimedia content but also enjoy all the games available on Google Play Store, thanks to its 1.5GHz Quad Core processor.

A full range of 4G smartphones and tablets

ARCHOS does not stop there because the brand will also announce a full range of 4G smartphones, including the renewal of the range Helium, with 45b, 50b and 50c Helium and new tablets, the 70 and 101 Helium all offered at affordable prices.

For more information about ARCHOS and its entire selection of Connected Devices, visit us during CES 2015 at Sands Expo Hall A-C, Booth 70437 or at http://www.ARCHOS.com

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2
Jan
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Archos unveils the budget-friendly 50 Diamond phone, 80b Helium tablet


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French device manufacturer Archos has just announced two new devices ahead of CES 2015. The company has been a long-time budget device supporter, and the new Archos 50 Diamond smartphone and the 80b Helium tablet are no exceptions.

The 50 Diamond is a 4G LTE-capable device that sports a 5-inch 1080p display with an impressive pixel density of 440ppi. It also boasts an Octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 16MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP front facing camera. The device also measures 8mm and weighs only 142g, and has a 2700mAh battery. It launches with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, but will likely receive Android 5.0 Lollipop sometime in the future. Archos is forecasting the device to be sold for less than $300, and the company will have the device on the show floor at CES in the coming days.

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Archos has also announced their new 80b Helium tablet, a 4G LTE-capable budget tablet for less than $150. Details are pretty scarce when it comes to this tablet, so we’ll have more details for you in a few days. Additionally, the company has announced their renewal of the 45b, 50b, 50c phones and 70 and 101 tablets to be offered at cheaper prices.

Stay tuned with Android Authority for more CES 2015 coverage!

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ARCHOS Strengthens its 4G range during CES 2015

Complete selection of 4G devices on display at CES 2015 at Sands Expo Hall A-C Booth 70437

Paris – January 2, 2015 – ARCHOS, a pioneer in Android™ devices, unveils its new 4G tablets and smartphones ranges at CES 2015. With the evolution of mobile technology and the advancements 4G offers, ARCHOS continues to innovate answering consumer demand for high performance smartphone and tablet technology with an affordable price tag

The latest offering from ARCHOS provides a range of high quality and great performance 4G smartphones and tablets starting at under $80.

ARCHOS Diamond, the best 4G smartphone ever under $200

Announced at the “Paris CES Unveiled”, the ARCHOS Diamond boasts both sleek design and 4G compatibility. The Diamond is fully loaded with an octa-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM, a 16 MP camera, and a 5 inch full HD IPS allowing users to fully enjoy games or movies without delays thanks to 4G speeds.

Previously dominated by entry-level handsets with basic functionality, the sub-£200 smartphones segment is now more competitive than ever, thanks to ARCHOS offering handsets with an unprecedented set of features and outstanding performance in this category.

“In 2014, consumers don’t have access to high performance handsets from traditional smartphone vendors below $500″ says Loïc Poirier, General Director of ARCHOS. “With the ARCHOS 50 Diamond, we are pushing forward the same advanced technology but we make it accessible to all consumers.”

The 80b Helium, an over-equipped 4G tablet for less than $150

Downloading an HD movie (2 GB) and watching it on your tablet, in less than 3 minutes is now possible with 4G technology!

With the resolution of the ARCHOS 80b Helium 4G, consumers can not only enjoy various multimedia content but also enjoy all the games available on Google Play Store, thanks to its 1.5GHz Quad Core processor.

A full range of 4G smartphones and tablets

ARCHOS does not stop there because the brand will also announce a full range of 4G smartphones, including the renewal of the range Helium, with 45b, 50b and 50c Helium and new tablets, the 70 and 101 Helium all offered at affordable prices.

For more information about ARCHOS and its entire selection of Connected Devices, visit us during CES 2015 at Sands Expo Hall A-C, Booth 70437 or at http://www.ARCHOS.com



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