French tablet maker Archos wants to get into the smartphone business. The company has already confirmed plans to launch its first phones this year, and a leaked roadmap recently hinted at three different models.
There are three different models listed, the Archos 35 4GB Carbon, Archos 50 4GB Platinum, and Archos 53 4GB Platinum.
Based on the company’s naming conventions for Android tablets, it’s likely that these devices will feature 3.5 inch, 5.0 inch, and 5.3 inch displays, respectively. It also seems likely that each phone will have 4GB of built-in storage, and that the Carbon model will feature a lower resolution display and slower processor than the Platinum phones.
The prices seem to bear that out, with the 3.5 inch model listed at just over 81 Euros (or about $107 US) including VAT, and the Archos 50 and 53 going for 200 Euros ($264) and 239 Euros ($315), respectively.
Earlier reports had suggested the Archos 35 Carbon would be a budget phone with a 480 x 320 pixel display, 512MB of RAM, and 512MB of storage. But the same reports had suggested other models in the series would include an Archos 48 Platinum and Archos 52 Titanium.
It’s not clear if Archos has changed its plans, if those reports were wrong, or if these retail listings are inaccurate.
Hopefully we should know more by the time the phones are expected to ship in June.
Update: MiniMachines has posted a spec sheet showing 4 Archos phones, most of which have slightly different names than those listed above. They all have MediaTek processors, with the cheapest featuring a single core CPU and the highest-end device sporting a quad-core chip.