Archos announces new Android tablets, smartphones, and gadgets for IFA

Archos announces new Android tablets, smartphones, and gadgets for IFA

Archos has announced a number of new smartphones and tablets ahead of the annual IFA trade event, a couple of which run Android. First up is the 5-inch 50b Platinum, a handset that runs Android 4.4 KitKat and features a quad-core processor. Additional specifications include an 8-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 2-megapixel selfie snapper, and an 8GB microSD card for storage. A dual-SIM slot lets users insert cards from multiple carriers or accounts.

Pricing is listed at £119 in the UK, $149 in the US and €129 in Europe with availability expected in September. A smaller 4.5-inch 45c Platinum will debut around the same time with a lower price point (£99, $129 or €99).


Over on the tablet front we find the 101 Oxygen, a 10.1-inch tablet with Android KitKat under the hood. Powered by a a quad-core processor with 1.5GB RAM, the slate gives users 16GB of internal storage for media and apps. The 101 Oxygen arrives in October with a $249 price tag.


Archos is also announcing a trio of gadgets that work in conjunction with tablets and smartphones.

  • ARCHOS Weather Station – follows the ARCHOS Smart Home Principles by showcasing an outstanding design, being completely wireless, and remaining easy to install and use.  Available in September for only $149, the connected Weather Station will work with both iOS and Android devices and will measure temperature, humidity, air quality, noise and atmospheric pressure with indoor, outdoor and plant-dedicated sensors.
  • ARCHOS Music Light – a lamp capable of streaming music via Bluetooth from a smartphone or tablet. ARCHOS Music Light is compatible with iOS, Android or Windows OS devices and is available now for $49.
  • ARCHOS Music Beany – a plush beany that combines the benefits of a headphone with the style and comfort of a traditional beany. Similar to the Music Light, it connects via Bluetooth, is compatible with all devices and will be available for $39.
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