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Archos Announces 35 Carbon, 50 Platinum and 53 Platinum Smartphones

by Todd Haselton | April 18, 2013

Archos 53 Platinum Gallery

Archos just announced three new smartphones that will launch in Europe at the end of next month. The devices announced include the Archos 35 Carbon, the 50 Platinum and the 53 Platinum.

The Archos 35 Carbon is the most entry-level phone of the three announced today. It’s equipped with a Qualcomm 7225A processor clocked at 1GHz and has 512MB of RAM, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich—an odd choice by all means—support for two SIM cards, 4GB of storage (expandable to up to 32GB), a 3.5-inch display with a 320×480-pixel resolution, VGA front and rear facing cameras and a 1,300mAh battery.

The Archos 50 Platinum supports two SIM cards and runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. It’s equipped with a Qualcomm 8225Q quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz, a 5-inch display with a 960 x 540-pixel resolution, an 8-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage that’s expandable using a microSD card slot (up to 64GB) and a 2,000mAh battery.

The Archos 53 Platinum is the flagship of the bunch. It’s basically the same phone as the 50 Platinum but with a larger 5.3-inch display with the same 960 x 540-pixel resolution screen. It also supports two SIM cards, runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and has the same camera modules and the same processor. It does, however, pack a larger 2,800mAh battery.

The best part? All three phones run pure Android, so you won’t have to deal with any custom skins on top of Google’s mobile OS. The 35 Carbon will launch for $100, the 50 Platinum will cost $219.99 and the 53 Platinum will set you back $249.99. All phones are unlocked and off contract, and those are some pretty stellar prices.

Archos 50 Platinum Gallery

Archos 35 Carbon Gallery


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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...


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