Archos has rolled out the red carpet for four new budget smartphones under the new Titanium series. The phones are being targeted at those who don't want to shell out for higher end handsets, but who need certain aspects to be robust in their offerings: Google services access, network support, and such. The prices range from 100 to 160 Euros.
The series is being kicked off with the Archos 40, 45, 50, and 53 Titanium smartphones. In order as listed above, the handsets offer 4-inch (WVGA), 4.5-inch (FWVGA), 5.0-inch IPS (qHD), and 5.3-inch (FWVGA) displays. Battery capacity is individual to each handset, not surprising given the needs of larger displays, but most of the handsets are uniformly the same across the board.
All four handsets feature a 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek processor, 4GB of internal storage, and 512MB of RAM. Connectivity comes in the form of both WiFi and Bluetooth, with mobile broadband support being HSDPA 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps. As mentioned, all the handsets run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, and offer full support for Google Play.
Said MediaTek's VP and GM of Corporate Marketing in Europe Siegmund Redl: "MediaTek is delighted that Archos has chosen the MT6572 3G+ platform as the basis for its new Titanium range of smartphones. The MT6572 integrates into a single solution a powerful 3G+ dual-core processor with advanced Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM functionality. Combining this with support for 3D Graphics, HD capable video and MediaTek’s Miravision display enhancement technology, the MT6572 offers an outstanding user experience on Archos’ Titanium range of smartphones."