Archos Unveils 4 Budget Smartphones and 3 Tablets at MWC 2015


Archos unveiled a line of four budget smartphones at MWC 2015. The new line-up includes the Archos 50 Oxygen Plus, Archos 52 Platinum, 62 Xenon, and 59 Xenon. The mid-range devices, aimed at the budget market, will retail between $145 and $200.

On the higher end of the spectrum, the 50 Oxygen Plus will feature 1GB of RAM, a 5MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear camera. The device will be powered by the MedaiTek 1.4GHz processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. Support for 4G LTE will also be included with some variants of the device.

Archos 52 Platinum

Archos 52 Platinum

The three other smartphones in the line-up are entry-level, but come at affordable prices. Each will feature 1GB of RAM, a micro SD slot, 8GB of internal storage space and an 8MP rear camera. Display sizes range from 5.25” to 6.27”. Currently, the 52 Platinum comes with a price tag of $145, the 59 Xenon will retail for $158, and the 62 Xenon will sell for $170.

All of the devices in the Archos line-up will come with KitKat pre-installed with promises of a Lollipop update in the future.

Along with four new smartphones, the company also unveiled three new tablets: 94 Magnus, 101 Magnus and the 101 Magnus+. Archos claims that the 94 Magnus is the world’s first tablet to have 256GB in built-in storage. All three tablets are expected to launch in April with price tags between $198.13 and $382.43.

Archos 94 Magnus tablet

Archos 94 Magnus tablet

The 94 Magnus features a 9.4” display with 1.5GB RAM and Mali T764 GPU. Despite offering 256GB of built-in storage, the tablet also allows for up an additional 128GB of space through a micro SD card. The tablet will also feature a 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera.

The 101 Magnus and 101 Magnus+ will feature 1GB and 2GB of RAM respectively. The 101 Magnus+ comes with a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera as well as 128GB of built-in storage. The 101 Magnus will feature a 2MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera.


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