Archos is a French multinational company that specializes in a wide range of consumer electronics, with a focus on affordable smartphones and tablets. If you plan on buying a smartphone or a tablet and you are on a tight budget, you will be interested to learn that their products are well-known for packing a lot of features for a relatively low price.
Recently, Archos has announced that it will unveil a new product lineup with 4G LTE connectivity at CES next week, including the Diamond 50, a sub-$200 smartphone and the Helium 80b, a sub-$150 tablet. They will be accompanied by the Helium 45b, 50b, 50c phones, and the Helium 70 and 101 slates, also LTE enabled.
The Diamond 50 has a 5 inch 1920 by 1080 IPS screen, powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 2700 mAh battery and a 16 megapixel shooter. The Helium 80b is an 8 inch slate, with a more modest 1200 by 800 screen, a quad core Mediatek CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 3600 mAh battery, and a 2 megapixel back and a 0.3 megapixel front camera.
Both devices are dual-SIM, have a microSD slot, LTE connectivity, and will come with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed; the biggest selling point of these products is the low price you have to pay for these specs. Archos has also launched cheap Windows-powered devices in the past, the Cesium 40 phone and the Cesium 80 tablet.