Archos announces 45, 50 Helium Phones; Specs and Price

CES 2014 will kick off next week and the Archos has already announced what they are bringing to the event. The company has announced two new devices dubbed Archos 45 Helium and Archos 50 Helium. Both devices are aimed at budget customers who are looking for gadgets with pretty powerful specs for an affordable price.

Take look at the specs and tell us what you think about the device. The Archos 45 Helium has a BlackBerry  series look in design with round corners and pretty thin bezel on both sides. in terms of specs, the device certainly has something to offer you at that cost. The device is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8926 quad-core 1.4GHz processor coupled with an Adreno 305 graphics. The smartphone boasts a 4.5-inch IPS display with 854 x 480 resolution and sports a 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot.

The Archos 45 Helium also has 5MP camera with LED flash, autofocus and a front-facing unit of VGA resolution. Powering all these features inside is a 1700mAh battery  and will be offered for a price of 199 USD, that is not bad right?. The Archos 45 Helium measures a 5.3 x 2.63 x 0.38 inches.

Secondly, there is the Archos 50 Helium is high-end in the series. The smartphone has a 5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS touchscreen  and packs the same quad-core 1.4GHz processor. The device has 8GB of internal storage and 2000mAh battery. The smartphone measures 5.7 x 2.81 x 0.35-inches. The new Archos 50 Helium will be offered for a price of about $249.99, that is off contract.

In terms of software, both devices are presently running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean but both are upgradeable to Android 4.4 KitKat.