Archos, the French-based company that brought us a slew of affordable Android tablets, will soon add some smartphones to its growing portfolio.
According to a Russian tech-blog, Archos is set to launch a Samsung Galaxy-esque flagship that will boast a 4.8-inch 1280×800 display, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and Android Jelly Bean 4.1 to top things off. Although the high-end Archos Android smartphone will boast features that might be comparable to Samsung’s Galaxy line, it won’t have the same high-end price tag. Rather, the Archos flagship will go for around $335—that’s about half of what a Galaxy S III was when it first launched.
Two other Archos devices will also make their debut soon, but the specs of these smartphones will be a lot less attractive to power users. One lower-end toy will rock a 5.2-inch 800×460 display with a 1.2GHz dual-core to run under it, and the other is a $120 3.5-inch single-core ultra-low-end phone.
People can expect the Archos smartphones to drop sometime in May. The prices mentioned above are strictly speculations, but considering how Archos has always targetted budget conscious consumers, we’re fairly confident in the rumored going prices of the smartphones.