ARCHOS is a known name in the Android ecosystem, having started making Android tablets before many of the major players did. With IFA just a week away, ARCHOS unveiled its entire product lineup of smartphones and tablets, planned to be unveiled later this year.
The ARCHOS smartphone lineup will include the Oxygen range, with Oxygen 50 being the flagship device for the French manufacturer. The flagship device will give users a pure Android experience, featuring a Full HD IPS display, quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.5GHz, 16GB internal storage, 13MP back shooter with a 0.3MP front camera, and running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on top of it. It may not be the best competitor for the likes of Galaxy S4 or HTC One, but can be a good alternative for budget-concerned users.
On the other hand, the Titanium range will include a device starting at €99, featuring a 4-inch display, a dual-core SoCs, Bluetooth, GPS, dual-SIM support, 5MP back camera, 0.3MP front cameras and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The complete details of the devices will be unveiled this coming week at IFA 2013 in Berlin.
Moving over to their tablets, the Archos lineup includes a successor to its ARCHOS 101 XS tablet, the ARCHOS 101 XS2. The device focuses more on performance and is powered by a quad-core processor with Full HD IPS display, front-facing dual speakers and ARCHOS magnetic keyboard, similar to the one that was available with its predecessor.
There is also a Platinum range with the ARCHOS 97b Platinum HD getting ready to take on Apple iPad. The Platinum range is expected to feature powerful quad-core processors, a sleek Aluminum design, wireless display technology and IPS screens boasting a resolution up to 2048 x 1536 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean on top of it.
The Xenon range will feature 3 tablets boasting HD screens, quad-core CPUs and Android 4.2 OS.
Up next, ARCHOS has planned something for hardcore gamers and kids as well; ARCHOS GamePad 2 – successor of the ARCHOS Gamepad – will be unveiled as well that features built-in game console. This might be a competitive to the recently launch NVIDIA Shield that brings the power of Android and gaming. Lastly, the ChildPad is a tablet designed for kids with filtered Google Play; full parental controls and Android 4.2 OS.
More details about the availability, pricing and other specifications will be unveiled at IFA 2013. Stay tuned as we will have an action-packed event this September.