It’s not unusual for companies to announce what they have in store for CES in the days leading up to the show, as they would love to get as much attention as they can before the flood of announcements come next week. That’s what Archos has done today, announcing a couple of super-affordable new devices they say will help “strengthen its 4G range”: the Diamond smartphone and the 80b Helium tablet.
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Both of these devices are going to come in at the bottom-of-the-market tier of less than $200, and they’re going to sport hardware that reflects that (although maybe a little better than you might expect). In addition to 4G capability, the Diamond smartphone is going to have a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, an octa-core processor, a 16 MP camera, and 16 GB of flash storage. The 80b tablet also has 4G, as well as a 1.5 GHz processor and an 8-inch screen. Archos hasn’t released many details on its tablet offering yet, but I’m sure we’ll learn more at CES.
Of course, both of the devices are going to be running Android, but it looks like they’re going to be stuck on a version earlier than Lollipop. But you can’t complain considering the prices that these devices are going to ship at—the Diamond is expected at less than $200, while the 80b tablet is going to come in at less than $150.
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 AndroidTM 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 www.ARCHOS.com.
ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specializing in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479. Website: www.archos.com.