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ARCHOS Announces Four New Devices in Lead Up to MWC

by Sean P. Aune | February 20, 2014February 20, 2014 8:00 pm PDT

ARCHOS 80 Helium 4G

ARCHOS has big plans for this year’s Mobile World Congress with a new tablet and three new phones to be shown off at the conference.

On the tablet front, ARCHOS will be showing off the 80 Helium 4G pictured above. This new device is an 8-inch 4G tablet that will retail for under $250. It will sport a Qualcomm Quad-core A7 processor, Android 4.3, 8GB of onboard storage, 1GB of RAM, Bluetooth 4.0 and more. While it may not be a bleeding edge tablet, if you’re looking for something you can use in a pinch while on the go, this price is going to be pretty attractive to some.

ARCHOS 50c Oxygen

The ARCHOS 50c Oxygen sports a 5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, a MediaTek Octa-core processor, Android 4.2, dual-SIM support, 8MP main camera, a 2MP front shooter, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. While yet another device that may pale in comparison when compared to some of today’s flagship devices, it will retail for under $200. Need a spare phone? This could definitely fit the bill.

Archos 64 Xenon

Is a phablet more what you’re looking for? Then check out the 64 Xenon with its 6.4-inch IPS screen with a 1280 x 720 resolution. With a 1.3GHz MediaTek Quad-core processor it should run plenty smooth, but only 4GB of onboard storage is definitely getting to the low end of storage. But at a $199 suggested retail price, if you’re craving a large screen, why not?

Archos 40b Titanium

Rounding out the new devices the company will have on display at MWC is the 40b Titanium. The smallest of the group with just a 4-inch screen (800 x 480), this Android 4.2 powered device will only set you back $119. It sports a 1.3GHz Dual-core MediaTek processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a 5MP rear camera and a VGA camera up front.

While none of these devices will leave the big name phones shaking in their boots, if you’re on a budget, need a backup phone or have a younger sibling who needs their first smartphone, ARCHOS may have just what you need.

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...