Archos Power series announced at CES 2016 – cheap but full of power

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Archos Power series

Another year, another CES, this time in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It’s only day one, but already there have been numerous phone and tablet announcements. Achos, the French Technology company, have launched two new lines of phones, the Power series, and the Cobalt series. Here, we’ll talk about the Archos Power series.

Archos 40 Power:

Achos CEO, Loic Poirier, said:

In order to offer an ever more complete range, ARCHOS is launching two new lines of smartphones to address consumer demands for longer lasting battery life and colors in affordable products

As a commitment to this, he announced the Archos 40 Power, a new entry level phone for users who want high battery performance.

The Archos 40 Power is a 4″ 3G phone with a Quad-Core processor and 8GB of storage. How the phone differentiates itself from the competition is by having a long lasting battery of 1900mAh which will give the phone 2 days of battery life, almost double the competition.

Archos 50 Power:

If a pocket friendly 4″ phone isn’t your style, then maybe you’ll prefer the Archos 50 Power, a 5″ variant of the Power series. Similar to it’s smaller brother, the Archos 50 Power will have a Quad-Core processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. In addition to its 5″ HD IPS display, it comes equipped with a 13MP camera on the back.

The Archos Power series will launch in May, with the Archos 40 Power priced at of €49.99 (Roughly £36 at today’s exchange rate) and the Archos 50 Power will cost €129 (£95).

Full details of the two Power series phones can be found here:

ARCHOS 40 Power – Technical specifications

Hardware:

  • CPU SC7731C Cortex A-7 @ 4×1.2GHz
  • GPU Mali-400 MP4 RAM 512MB
  • Internal Storage 8 GB
  • Expandable Storage Micro SD card, up to 64GB (when formatted to fat32 standard)
  • Screen Diagonal Size 4 inch Resolution 480 x 800 (WVGA)
  • Technology Type TN TFT

Software:

  • Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Application Store Google Play
  • Internet browser Chrome
  • Voice Assistant Google Now
  • Google Apps preinstalled
    • Gmail,
    • Calendar,
    • Hangouts,
    • Maps,
    • Play Music,
    • Play Movies,
    • Play Books
  • ARCHOS Apps preinstalled
    • ARCHOS Video
    • ARCHOS Files
  • Email Compatibilities
    • POP
    • IMAP
    • Exchange Active Synch
    • SMTP
    • Push Mail

Wireless Technologies

  • Dual SIM Yes
  • 3G Yes
  • 900Mhz/2100Mhz GSM YEs, 850/900/1800/1900Mhz
  • SMS/MMS Yes
  • Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wifi Direct Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes,
  • GPS Yes
  • FM Radio Yes SAR / DAS TBC
  • Camera
    • Front Camera 2 MP
    • Back Camera 5 MP* + Flash LED
  • Power Removable Yes
  • Battery Size 1 900 mAh
  • Battery Type Li-ion

Ports and Sensors

  • Loudspeakers Yes
  • Audio out 3.5 mm Jack Microphone Yes
  • Light and Proximity Yes
  • USB Micro USB V2.0
  • G sensor Yes

ARCHOS 50 Power – Technical specifications

Hardware:

  • CPU MTK6735 Quad core
  • GPU Mali T720
  • RAM 2 GB
  • Internal Storage 16 GB
  • Expandable Storage Micro SD card, up to 64GB (when formatted to fat32 standard)
  • Size & Weight 145*72.2*9.2mm / TBC
  • Screen Diagonal Size 5 inch Resolution 1280 x 720 (HD) 294 DPI Technology Type IPS

Software:

  • Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Application Store Google Play
  • Internet browser Chrome
  • Voice Assistant Google Now
  • Google Apps preinstalled
    • Gmail,
    • Calendar,
    • Hangouts,
    • Maps,
    • Play Music,
    • Play Movies,
    • Play Books
  • ARCHOS Apps preinstalled
    • ARCHOS Video
    • ARCHOS Files
  • Email Compatibilities
    • POP
    • IMAP
    • Exchange Active Synch
    • SMTP
    • Push Mail

Wireless Technologies:

  • Dual SIM Yes
  • 4G Yes
  • 3G Yes
  • GSM Yes
  • SMS/MMS Yes
  • Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wifi Direct Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes,
  • GPS Yes
  • FM Radio Yes SAR / DAS TBC
  • Camera
    • Front Camera 2 MP
    • Back Camera 13 MP* AF + Flash LED Power
  • Removable Yes
  • Battery Size 4 000 mAh
  • Battery Type Li-ion

Ports and Sensors:

  • Loudspeakers Yes
  • Audio out 3.5 mm Jack Microphone Yes
  • Light and Proximity Yes
  • USB Micro USB V2.0
  • G sensor Yes
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