French company Archos is another smartphone manufacturer that decided to announce its upcoming phones ahead of Mobile World Congress 2014. The reason for such rush are Samsung’s plans to unveil the Galaxy S5 at MWC which will be undoubtedly a big event and more likely to steal all the attention. Anyway, Archos’ new collection consist of three cheap Android phones, the Archos 50c Oxygen, Archos 64 Xenon and Archos 40b Titanium. Both, the Oxygen and Xenon will be priced at $199, while the Titanium will cost only $119.
Archos Oxygen vs. Xenon vs. Titanium
The Archos 50c Oxygen is the most high-end smartphone of the trio and is actually the company’s flagship phone. The device packs a 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS display and is powered by an octa-core 1.7 GHz MediaTek chip with Mali 450MP4 GPU. The Oxygen also offers 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 2,000 mAh battery.
The Archos 64 Xenon phone is similar to the Oxygen in that it also comes with 1 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front shooter and 720p resolution, albeit on a much bigger 6.4-inch display. The phablet sports a quad-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor and a 2,800 mAh battery.
The most low-end of the team is the Archos 40b Titanium with its 4-inch 800 x 480 display, dual-core 1.3 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage. Other features of the phone include 5-megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing camera and a 1,400 mAh battery.
All three Archos smartphones run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and offer microSD slots along with standard connectivity features such as HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity and GPS navigation. The devices will be showcased in Barcelona in just a few days.