Archos launches four Titanium smartphones, all with Android 4.2.2 and dual-core power

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Archos has been busy recently, having announced three new Platinum tablets and the Gamepad 2 over the past couple of weeks, and now it has a total of four new smartphones to introduce. They all fit into the Titanium range, and are mid-range, reasonably priced devices. Here’s what you need to know.

The specs across the range are almost identical, so we’ll talk about those first. Archos has signed a deal with MediaTek, and you’ll find its dual-core, 1.3GHz MT6572 chip in all four phones, complete with 512MB of RAM. Android 4.2.2 is installed, and like other Archos devices, it’s almost completely standard.

Each phone has 4GB of internal storage memory, and a microSD card slot to give it a bump, plus you’ll get 15GB free Google Drive cloud storage space too. Fitted on the back of all Archos’ Titanium phones is a 5-megapixel camera with an LED flash, plus you get features such as GPS, Wi-Fi, an FM radio, and Bluetooth. There’s no 4G LTE connectivity though, but there is 3G with HSPA+, plus each has dual-SIM support.

Archos Titanium Smartphones

So where’s the difference? It’s all in the screen and the battery capacity. The 40 Titanium has a 4-inch, 480 x 800 pixel resolution display, and has a 1500mAh cell. Moving up, you get the 4.5-inch, 854 x 480 pixel, 45 Titanium, which has a 1680mAh battery. Going up again takes you to the 50 Titanium with its 960 x 540 pixel, 5-inch display and 2100mAh battery. Finally, the 53 Titanium has a – wait for it – 5.3-inch screen with a 854 x 480 pixel resolution, and a larger 2500mAh cell.

Archos never pushes its luck with pricing, and all four unconnected, SIM-free phones have competitive price tags. The basic 40 Titanium is 100 euros ($137), the 45 Titanium 130 euros ($178), the 50 Titanium 150 euros ($205), and finally, the top of the range 53 Titanium is 160 euros ($219).

All four are listed on Archos’ website, but no release date is provided.


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