Archos, a French company known for making budget gadgets and music players, is rumored to join the Android phone race with its own range of smartphones. The company is expected to unveil its brand of smartphones in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next week.


The rumor was first started by a Russian website, Hi-Tech, which leaked images and specs of the android phones. The cheapest model of smartphones from Archos is the Archos 35 Carbon. With a 3.5 inch display and a resolution of 320 x 480 pixel the device will sport a 1GHz processor, 512 MB RAM, 512 MB built in memory, memory extension with microSD card support, a 5MP camera and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device will support dual SIM functionality as well as a 1,500mAh battery. The price of the unit is rumored at $120.

The next smartphone in line is the Archos 48 Platinum. The smartphone will be a bit more expensive then the Archos 35 as its specifications are a bit higher. Sporting a 4.8 inch display and 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, the device will have a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, more memory then Archose 35 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device will also have 3G as well as FM Radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0. The device is rumored to be priced at $333.

Lastly the Archos 52 Titanium is the biggest of all three smartphones. The device will have a 5.2 inch display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, while it will be powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal memory. The device will also have a 5MP camera and 2,200mAh battery.  No information on pricing was available, but all three Android phones are rumored to hit the market around April

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