Archos Shows Off Two LTE Based Android Smartphones
Published on: 5th Jan 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
French consumer electronics firm Archos has shown off two new Android smartphones for launch at the CES trade fair.
The Helium 4G range is the company's first LTE capable devices, and will released unlocked from any mobile network.
The basic model, the Archos 45 Helium 4G features a 4.5-inch screen with IPS technology, Quad Core 1.4 GHz processor and is capable of transferring speeds at up to 150 Mbps using a 4G/LTE network. The phone will be sold for around US$200.
The Archos 50 Helium 4G, a slighter larger offering, comes equipped with the same technology but has a 5-inch HD 1280x720 screen, 8 GB of storage and a 8 MP camera. This model has a recommended retail price of US$250.
Both models are based on Qualcomm processors and come with Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean), upgradeable to 4.4.2 (KitKat).
The smartphones support Micro SD card for easy memory expansion, have dual cameras with autofocus and LED flash, utilize Micro USB 2.0 connectors to sync and charge, and can supports a variety of multimedia files.