Archos expands its Android smartphone lineup with three new Google certified devices, the 53 Platinum, 50 Platinum and 35 Carbon. All of them feature super slim design and comes with IPS display, Qualcomm processor and dual SIM capabilities. They also come with stock Android Jelly Bean operating system with Google Play and Google Mobile Services as well as Google Now for a pure Google experience.
The 53 Platinum is the biggest model among three, featuring a large 5.3-inch 960×540 qHD Full Black IPS touchscreen display with wide viewing angles. It is boosted by a SnapDragon S4 Play 8225Q quad-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. The 8 Megapixel main camera uses BSI sensor and gets LED flash and there is a 2 Megapixel camera for video chat. The phone records 720p HD video at 30fps.
The slightly smaller 50 Platinum has all the features of the 53 Platinum but gets a smaller 5-inch 960×540 IPS display. Archos said that the device is built to offer end-users an experience similar to a Samsung Galaxy S3 for half the price. It is the slimmest model in the range, measuring just 8.9mm.
The 35 Carbon, on the other hand, is a entry-level Android smartphone. It sports 1GHz Qualcomm 7225A CPU, 512MB of RAM, a 3.5-inch 320×480 IPS display, VGA rear and front cameras. It measures 10.2 mm thick and has matte black casing.
Archos’ three new Android phones all support WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/AGPS, DLNA and FM radio. 4GB internal storage shouldn’t be enough, meaning you have to rely on microSD for storing your music, games, apps and videos. With Dual-SIM capabilities, users can use two networks (only one slot supports 3G) at the same time.
The 53 Platinum, 50 Platinum and 35 Carbon are affordable at $249.99, $219.99 and $99.99 without contract, respectively.