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Archos To Debut New Helium 4G Smartphones At CES 2014

Archos will be revealing two new smartphones at CES 2014 which are mid-range devices that the company describes as “blazing fast unlocked Android smartphones equipped with HD IPS screen, Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and Full Access to Google Play Store.” The Archos 45 Helium 4G and Archos 50 Helium 4G are unlocked 4G devices with prices starting at $200.

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Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS, said that “The smartphone has revolutionized the way consumers access information, giving them the ability to instantly view, connect and share ideas regardless of location and time. The ARCHOS Helium 4G smartphones will once again change consumers’ mindsets by making the best possible technology affordable.”

The Archos 45 Helium 4G and Archos 50 Helium 4G are the company’s offering to consumers who are looking for 4G devices.

Archos 45 Helium 4G

This device sports a vivid 4.5-inch display with IPS technology. It uses a fast quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and is capable of transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbps over a 4G LTE network. This device comes with a suggested retail price of $200

Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat)
  • CPU: Qualcomm MSM8926 / Quad Core 1.4 GHz Cortex A7
  • GPU: Adreno 305 / 450 MHz
  • Display: 4.5” 854×480 (FWVGA) Screen with IPS
  • RAM: 1GB / LPDDR3 600 MHz
  • Storage: 4 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Micro SD
  • Camera: 5MP (Autofocus with LED Flash)
  • · rear with VGA front, 1080p Video encoding/decoding, BSI sensor
  • Network and Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, UMTS/WCDMA/3G: 900 / 1800 / 2100 MHz, 4G/LTE: 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 MHz LTE cat. 4 150Mbps/50Mbps

Archos 50 Helium 4G

This is the larger of the two models coming in with a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel IPS display. It has similar specifications to its smaller sibling with the difference in storage capacity and camera. It has a price tag of $250.

Technical Specifications

  • Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat)
  • CPU: Qualcomm MSM8926 / Quad Core 1.4 GHz Cortex A7
  • GPU: Adreno 305 / 450 MHz
  • Display: 5″ 1280 x 720 (HD) Screen with IPS
  • RAM: 1GB / LPDDR3 600 MHz
  • Storage: 8 GB
  • Expandable Memory: Micro SD
  • Camera: 8 MP (Autofocus with LED Flash) rear with VGA front, 1080p Video encoding/decoding, BSI sensor
  • Network and Connectivity: GSM/GPRS/EDGE : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz, UMTS/WCDMA/3G: 900 / 1800 / 2100 MHz, 4G/LTE: 800 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 Mhz LTE cat. 4 150Mbps/50Mbps

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