ARCHOS, purveyors of your entry level and affordable midrange Android devices, are bringing their wares to Las Vegas for CES 2016. The French manufacturers have two new product lines for the market – the ARCHOS Power line of phones, and the ARCHOS Cobalt line. The first concentrates on giving you devices with a lot of uptime and power for longer operations, while the latter gives you color choices for personalization.
The ARCHOS Power line will initially have two phones – the ARCHOS 40 Power and the ARCHOS 50 Power. The ARCHOS 40 Power will be a 4-inch 3G-only phone with a 1900mAh battery which they guarantee will last you 2 full days on a single charge. That might possible judging from the size of the screen and that it only gives you 3G connectivity. It will be powered by a quad-core processor and will have 8GB internal storage. The ARCHOS 50 Power will be a 5-inch smartphone with 4G LTE capabilities, an HD (720p) display, a 13MP main shooter, a quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
The ARCHOS Cobalt line will be all about color – with a wide range of choices for back covers (pink, blue, black) and even the front face of the phones (cobalt blue and dark grey). The ARCHOS 50 Cobalt is a 5-inch phone with HD (720p) display and 4G connectivity, powered by a quad-core processor and 1GB RAM. The ARCHOS Cobalt 55 Plus is a 5.5-inch variant, with a quad-core processor and 2GB RAM.
The ARCHOS 40 Power will retail at USD$50.00 – firmly in the budget phone category – while the ARCHOS 50 Power will be at USD$140. The ARCHOS Cobalt 50 will be priced at around USD$107, while the ARCHOS Cobalt 55+ will be at USD$161.