Archos unveils new smartphone range


Archos has launched a trio of Android smartphones following a suspected leak of the devices yesterday (April 18th).

The French manufacturer has previously focused on tablets and media players, but it has now introduced a new range of affordable handsets.
Heading up the line is the Archos 50 Platinum, which has a five-inch, 960 by 540-pixel display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and an eight-megapixel camera. It also comes with 1GB of random access memory and 4GB of internal storage.
Consumers can also get their hands on the 5.3-inch Archos 53 Platinum model, which has a larger 2,800mAh battery and the same specifications as the 50 Platinum.
At the bottom end of the new range is the Archos 35 Carbon, which has a screen size of just 3.5-inches, runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich and has 512MB of random access memory.
While they are not as flashy as some market options, all devices offer great value for money, with the flagship Archos 50 Platinum selling at £179.99, the Archos 53 costing £199.99 and the 35 Carbon retailing at £79.99.