Archos is adding 4 new handsets to its Android smartphone lineup. The Archos Titanium range of phones are inexpensive devices with dual-core processors, Android Jelly Bean software, and prices starting at about 100€, or less than $140 US.
That’s not bad for a carrier unlocked phone sold without a contract.
Unfortunately the phones themselves are nothing to write home about.
Archos will offer Titanium series phones with screen sizes ranging from 4 inches to 5.3 inches, but all models have the same MediaTek MT 6572 dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, and 5MP camera.
They also have microSD card slots, WiFi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, FM Radio, and HSDPA and HSUPA network support and run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software.
Screen resolutions and battery capacities vary by model:
- Archos 40 Titanium – 4 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display and 1500mAh battery for 99.99€
- Archos 45 Titanium – 4.5 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display and 1680mAh battery for 129.99€
- Archos 50 Titanium – 5 inch, 960 x 540 pixel IPS display and 2100mAh battery for 149.99€
- Archos 53 Titanium – 5.3 inch, 854 x 480 pixel display and 2500mAh battery for 159.99€
The fact that Archos only mentioned the IPS display on the 5 inch model suggests to me that viewing angles might be limited on the other models.
All models are dual-SIM phones which are Google certified devices with access to the Google Play Store.
There’s no word on whether any of these models will make it to North America.