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CES 2016 | Two new budget smartphone lines from Archos launched

Archos Cobalt
Right now, there are two handset in each series – all with dual-SIM capability.

Archos has just unveiled its two new budget smartphone lines, dubbed Archos Cobalt and Archos Power. Right now, there are two handset in each series – all with dual-SIM capability.

The more interesting of the Power series duo, the Archos 50 Power comes with a 4,000 mAh battery, the MediaTek MTK6753 processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage (expandable via micro-SD). The 5-inch display offers decent 1280 x 720 resolution. The smartphone comes with a 13 MP main camera as well as a 2 MP selfie shooter on front. The device supports LTE and has been priced at 130 Euro.

The other device from the same series, Archos 40 Power, is an entry-level smartphone with a 4-inch, 800 x 480 resolution display and a 1,900 mAh battery. The Archos 40 Power will cost only 50 Euro.

Full specifications of both Power models are as follows:

Archos 50 Power

  • Screen: 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS
  • SoC: quad-core MediaTek MTK6735
  • Connectivity: GSM, 3G, 4G
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB with micro-SD card slot
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Size: 145 x 72.2 x 9.2 mm
  • Camera: 13 MP back autofocus with LED flash, 2 MP front
  •  Price: €129.99

Archos 40 Power

  • Screen: 4-inch 480 x 800 TFT
  • SoC: quad-core SC7731C Cortex A-7
  • Connectivity: GSM, 3G
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Storage: 8 GB with micro-SD card slot
  • Battery: 1900 mAh
  • Camera: 5 MP back with flash LED, 2 MP front
  • Price: €49.99

The Cobalt series includes the 5-inch Archos 50 Cobalt and 5.5-inch Archos 55 Cobalt Plus. Both feature 1280 x 720 pixels resolutions and LTE connectivity. The smaller of the two is powered by MediaTek’s MT6535P processor and comes with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage space (expandable via micro-SD). The 55 Cobalt Plus is powered by the MT6735P SoC, supported by 2 GB of RAM. Storage space is double that of the 50 Cobalt and can also be expanded.

Full specifications of both Cobalt models are as follows:

Archos 50 Cobalt

  • Screen: 5" 1280x720 IPS 2.5D curved
  • SoC: quad-core MediaTek MT6535P
  • Connectivity: GSM, 3G, 4G
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Storage: 8 GB with micro-SD card slot
  • Battery: 2000 mAh
  • Size: 132 x 70.5 x 7.9 mm
  • Camera: 8 MP back autofocus with flash LED, 2 MP front
  • Price: €99

Archos 55 Cobalt Plus

  • Screen: 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS 2.5D curved
  • SoC: quad-core MediaTek MT6735P
  • Connectivity: GSM, 3G, 4G
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 16 GB with micro-SD card slot
  • Battery: 2700 mAh
  • Size: 152.5 x 77 x 8.3 mm
  • Camera: 13 MP back autofocus with LED flash, 2 MP front
  • Price: €149

The new smartphones will be available in the second quarter of this year.

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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2016-01- 5 (Update: 2016-01- 5)