Archos, which offers Android devices, has announced its first line of Google-certified smartphones. Each smartphone will feature a super slim design, IPS screen with different viewing angles, a Qualcomm CPU and the flexibility of dual SIM cards which allow the user to manage two providers simultaneously.
The Archos 35 Carbon ($99.99), Archos 50 Platinum ($219.99) and Archos 53 Platinum ($249.99) will be the first in a new line of smartphones to be released and will be available starting in Europe at the end of May 2013.
“The smartphone market is shifting, as SIM-free sales versus subsidized sales are increasing, and Archos is prepared to respond, as we can offer retail channels affordable, unlocked and feature-rich smartphones without the need to subsidize,” says Loïc Poirier, CEO of Archos.
Ranging from 3.5” to 5.3” in size, the first three smartphones to be released in Q2 will include a range of features, connectivity, CPU’s and storage.
The flagship device, the Archos 50 Platinum, features a 5.0-inch full black IPS display paired with a quad-core CPU at 1.2GHz and 8 M Pixels camera.