We have heard this French manufacturer, Archos, in the mobile world through their tablets. It’s finally now they decided to join the fight in smartphone world by unveiling duo Platinum smartphones, Archos 50 Platinum and Archos 53 Platinum.
Those new smartphone are coming with same specs, except for the screen size. Archos 50 Platinum equips 5.0-inch IPS qHD 220 DPI touch screen, while Archos 53 Platinum is having 5.3-inch screen. Like always Archos, those Platinums are offered in affordable price. With Quadcore processor at 1.2GHz clock, 1GB RAM, pure 4.12 Jelly Beam OS and 8MP rear AF camera, these new smartphone have less than $250 unlock price tag. It’s what I like from this company, it’s rare to find those specs with those price tag at market.
Even though those are qualified to be in your top buying list, they are not your option if you are looking for 4G LTE network and HDMI interface. Both 50 Platinum and 53 Platinum are not designed to walk on LTE network and doesn’t include HDMI port. They support only 2G/3G networks and depending the connectivity to WiFi with DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0 and micro USB 2.0.
In addition, those new Platinum smartphone sports also 4GB ROM, 2.0 front camera, AGPS, 720p video recording, Dual SIMs, microSD card slot and 2800 mAH rechargeable battery.
The release date and pricing
Fashioned in thin design, 8.9mm thickness for Archos 50 Platinum and 9.2mm at Archos 53 Platinum, Both smartphone are going to hit European market in late May 2013 in MSRP $ 219.99 (50 Platinum) and $249.99 (53 Platinum). Likely, it will enter US market in early June 2013. Hey, the company also unveiled under $100 Jelly Beam smartphone.