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Archos 50b Platinum smartphone headed for IFA 2014

Archos 50b Platinum Android smartphone with 5-inch IPS display and quad-core processor
Archos 50b Platinum
This handset has a 5-inch IPS screen, quad-core processor, dual SIM capability and will be loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat.

French company Archos will be present at IFA 2014 in Berlin with a rich lineup of Android and Windows devices, each able to deliver "amazing performance, superior design and impressive affordability." One of these new products is the Archos 50b Platinum, a smartphone for budget conscious users which offers dual SIM support and full HD video encoding capabilities.

Archos 50b Platinum has the following highlights, which should be detailed at the tech fair in Berlin next month:

  • Processor: quad-core (brand and model not specified)
  • Memory/Storage: unknown, probably 1 GB like the Archos 50 Platinum currently on the market; unknown storage, handset ships with a 8 GB microSD
  • Display: 5-inch IPS "ultra bright"
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 8 MP back with autofocus and LED flash
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat

The handset will hit the markets next month for $149 USD and will ship together with a protective cover, three back colored cases, as well as the microSD card mentioned above. Archos 45c Platinum is a smaller version which will also launch next month for only $129 USD.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-27 (Update: 2014-08-27)