Archos Unveils Two Android Phones, One WP Handset

By 08:30 Wed, 21 Jul 2021 Comments

Archos put out one its traditional "here's what we'll announce" announcements. It details three phones, two tablets and additional gadgets that will be shown at IFA at the start of next month. Details for the first two Android phones are available in full, while the other devices are just outlined.

Archos 50b Platinum

The Archos 50b Platinum is a dual-SIM phone. It will have a 5" IPS classy screen with qHD resolution and run Android 4.4 KitKat. The phone is based on a MediaTek MT6582 chipset with 1.3Giga Hertz (GHz) quad-core Cortex-A7, Mali-400MP2 GPU and just 512Mega Bytes (MB) RAM.

Archos 50b Platinum

There will be an 8MP / 1080p main capturing camera with Light Emitting Diode (LED) flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. The 50b Platinum will come with an 8GB microSD card in addition to 4GB of built-in storage, a number of colorful cases and a 1,900mAh Li-Po battery.

The Archos 50b Platinum will launch in September and will cost £120 (€150 / $200).

Archos 45c Platinum

The Archos 45c Platinum will be smaller with a 4.5" IPS classy screen with FWVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution (480 x 854 pixels). It's a dual-SIM phone as well and will be powered by the same MediaTek chipset.

Archos 45c Platinum

The main capturing camera has been dropped to 5MP / 1080p, the front-facing capturing camera remains at 2MP. The battery is a Li-Po unit with 1,700mAh capacity.

The Archos 45c Platinum will also launch in September for £100 (€125 / $165)

Archos 40 Cesium

Earlier this year Archos CEO Loic Poirier assumed the company was considering making a Windows Phone handset and here's the result – the Archos 40 Cesium. It will have a 4" classy screen and run Windows Phone 8.1 on a Snapdragon 200 chipset with a quad-core processor (it's not clear if it will have Cortex-A7 or A5 cores).

The 40 Cesium will launch in September at £80 (€100 / $130 and will come in Yellow, Blue and Black.

Archos 101 Oxygen

The Archos 101 Oxygen is an affordable Android tablet. £200 (€250 / $330) buys you a 10.1" 1080p classy screen and a quad-core Cortex-A17 processor with 1.5GB RAM. It will come with 16GB of built-in storage.

Archos 80 Cesium Tablet

The Archos 80 Cesium is will come in October at £130 (€165 / $215). It's an 8" tablet with 1,280 x 800 resolution and will run Windows 8.1 (not phone) on a quad-core Intel processor (presumably Atom).

Connected Objects

Archos has gotten into the home automation and has additional gadgets to create your place cooler. The Archos Weather Station will come in September at £100 (€125 / $165) and will connect to your iOS or Android device.

It will track temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, air quality and noise pollution and looks quite cool.

There's also the Archos Music Light – a £50 (€65 / $85) lamp that can play music from a Bluetooth-connected iOS, Android or Windows device.

For music on the go, the Archos Music Beany is a plush beany with built-in headphones and a microphone, which again connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth. It will set you back £30 (€40 / $50).

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