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Jan 2, 2014

Archos Debuts 50 Helium 4G and 45 Helium 4G Smartphones

Archos unveils the Archos Helium 4G range, the first Archos LTE smartphones powered by Android 4.3 “JellyBean” with full access to Google Play Store. Starting at under $200, ARCHOS’ new unlocked 4G phones reinforces the company’s commitment to providing feature-rich, consumer-friendly technology at an affordable price.

Archos 50 Helium 4G

Archos 50 Helium 4G

ARCHOS’ grand entry into the 4G era smartphone market, the Archos 45 Helium 4G features a vivid 4.5-inch screen with IPS technology, blazing fast Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and is capable of transferring speeds at up to 150 Mbps using a 4G/LTE network. The Archos 50 Helium 4G, a slighter larger offering, comes equipped with the same cutting edge technology but has a 5-inch HD 1280x720 screen, 8 GB of storage and a 8 MP camera.

The launch of the Archos 45 and 50 Helium 4G phones addresses the growth in global 4G network availability and the increasing global demand for affordable mobile technology.

ARCHOS’ grand entry into the 4G era smartphone market, the Archos 45 Helium 4G features a vivid 4.5-inch screen with IPS technology, blazing fast Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and is capable of transferring speeds at up to 150 Mbps using a 4G/LTE network.

ARCHOS’ new smartphones build on the company’s overwhelming success in the European mobile market and takes advantage of its partnership with Qualcomm, leader in mobile chipsets and processor, to jointly engineer and launch affordable 4G solutions worldwide.

“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,” says Loïc Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “The Archos Helium 4G smartphones will once again change consumers’ mindsets by making the best possible technology affordable.”

ARCHOS’ newest unlocked 4G smartphones supports Micro SD card for easy memory expansion, has dual cameras with autofocus and LED flash, utilizes Micro USB 2.0 connectors to sync and charge, and can supports a variety of multimedia files including MP3, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG and more. The Archos Helium 4G smartphones also give users access to a variety of Google services including Google Play application store, Google Chrome web browser, Google Now voice assistant, Google Apps such as Youtube, Gmail, Hangouts and Calendar and more.

Specs

 Archos 50 Helium 4GArchos 45 Helium 4G
Operating SystemAndroid 4.3 “Jelly Bean” (upgrade to 4.4.2 KitKat)
CPUQualcomm MSM8926 / Quad Core @1.4 GHz Cortex A7
GPUAdreno 305 / 450 MHz
Screen4.5'' 854x480 (FWVGA) Screen with IPS5'' 1280 x 720 (HD) Screen with IPS
RAM1GB / LPDDR3 600 MHz
Storage8 GB4 GB
ExpandableMemory Micro SD
Camera8 MP (Autofocus with LED Flash)5MP (Autofocus with LED Flash)
Front Camera2 MPVGA
Video1080p Video encoding/decoding
NetworkGSM/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

ConnectivityBluetooth 3.0 + A2DP + HFP + EDR

Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot

A-GPS with Glonass support

Micro USB 2.0 Sync and Charge

POP/IMAP/Exchange Active Sync/SMTP/PushMail

BatteryLi-on 2000 mAhLi-on 1700 mAh
Size5.7” x 2.81” x 0.35”5.3” x 2.63 x 0.38”
Price$249.99$199.99

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