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Archos unveils 50 Diamond smartphone and 80b Helium 4G tablet

ByinAnnouncements, Tablets | January 4, 2015

50 Diamond PhoneThough CES 2015 kicks off in a two days, some of the mobile manufacturers can’t wait until the great event announcing new devices few days ahead. We’ve already told you about the Alcatel OneTouch OS agnostic series initiated by the OneTouch PIXI 3 and OneTouch Watch. Today we feel glad to report that one more manufacturer couldn’t resist and published materials concerning their new devices. We’re speaking of Archos that has just unveiled the 50 Diamond smartphone and the 80b Helium 4G tablet. Both devices are 4G-capable and belong to the budget sector offerings.

Archos 50 Diamond Smartphone and Archos 80b Helium 4G Tablet

Archos 50 DiamondStarting from the Archos 50 Diamond smartphone, the handset is said to introduce high performance to the low-end phones market. So, let’s check what the phone offers its future users on the hardware side. Running Android 4.4.4 Kitkat the 50 Diamond has a 5-inch 1080p full HD IPS screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 615 SoC housing an octa-core processor paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of expandable built-in storage.

In the field of optics, we will get a powerful 16-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie-friendly shooter located at the phone’s front. What’s more, the company claims that it will be a sub-$200 phone, what along with such specs will make the 50 Diamond a serious rival of handsets like the Moto G.

Moving on to the new tablet, the Archos 80b Helium is a slightly boosted up version of the previous 80 Helium 4G. In other words, we shouldn’t expect too much from it when it comes to specs. Archos 80b Helium TabletThe tablet, still being far from the bleeding edge slate, provides its future users with an 8-inch LCD 1280x800p display and a poor 2-megapixel main camera with a VGA front-facing unit.

Furthermore, the device is reported to be powered by a MediaTek 1.5GHz quad-core processor accompanied by 1GB RAM and 8GB of also expandable internal storage and a 3,600 mAh battery. Perhaps, the 80b Helium specs aren’t mouth-watering, but taking into consideration the fact that it’s a cell-enabled 4G tablet that will cost something round $150, it will surely gain masses of users.

In addition, the company has ambitious plans to launch revamped versions of other Helium devices also carrying an affordable price tag. Both, the 50 Diamond and 80b Helium are scheduled to make a great entrance during the upcoming CES 2015, being just an introduction to the Archos’s this year’s premieres.

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