Archos 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus gets official with prices starting at $109 without contract
Archos officially added two more affordable Android smartphones to its Helium lineup – Archos 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus. Created to deliver 4G LTE connectivity to budget-sector market, both phones still manages to feature a sophisticated design and decent specs. Scheduled to hit the market next month the phones will be labeled with price tags starting at $109 without contract.
Archos 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus – Similarities and Differences
To start with similarities, the Helium 50 Plus and Helium 55 Plus, both are powered by the same 64-bit 1.2GHZ quad-core MediaTek MT6735P Soc complete with Mali T720 GPU. Additionally, their computing capabilities are enhanced by 1GB RAM, whereas storage is delivered by 8GB of built-in storage with microSD extension (both handsets accept cards up to 64GB). What’s more both phone additionally sport the Archos-own Fusion Storage tech that enables the phones’ users to create one big drive by combing local storage capacity with storage delivered by microSD cards.
In the field of optics, both devices offer a 13MP rear camera accompanied by a definitely selfie-friendly 5MP snapper located on the front. Other common features include Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, support for dual-SIM, USB 2.0 and On The Go mode, which enables users to take advantage of a keyboard or mouse input. Furthermore, both handsets run the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop and provide its users with the ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity.
Moving on to differences, the Helium 50 Plus sports a 5-inch IPS screen and a 2,000 mAh battery, whereas its bigger sibling – the Helium 55 Plus – comes with larger, more phablet-like 5.5-inch screen panel and stronger 2,400 mAh battery unit. Furthermore, the Helium 55 Plus will be also sold together with a 16GB microSD card. However, regardless the different screen size factor both phones feature the same 1280x720p resolution.
Speaking a sleek design with glass effect finishing both handsets will be available in Jet Black and White Frost color options. When it comes to pricing, the Helium 50 Plus will cost just $109, while its bigger brother – the Helium 55 Plus – will be sold a little bit more for $139. Both prices refer to no-contract options without long term commitments. Considering their really competitive pricing both phones appear to be a great option for all budget-conscious customers seeking for LTE-capable handsets without contract.