This wouldn't be the first time we are hearing about an Android powered smartphone coming from Archos, however the rumors have once again begun to surface. So far we have yet to see anything official coming from Archos, the talk however is pointing towards a trio of smartphone. Well, the smartphones and another tablet. Specifically, an 11.6-inch tablet called the 116 Platinum.
Lets kick things off with the smartphone talk though. This actually stems back to September 2009 when Archos was expecting to launch a 3.5G 'phone tablet' with a 4.3-inch display and 1GHz ARM Cortex processor. These plans were reportedly ditched due to lack of carrier support. The key here, would carriers now be interested? Or alternatively, would now be a good time for Archos to give this a go without direct carrier support?
Time will tell how those questions can be answered, but in the meantime, lets talk rumored specs. The details are coming by way of a French blogger named Pierre Lecourt. According to Lecourt, Archos has plans to release three phones with the display sizes being; 5.2-inch, 4.8-inch and 3.5-inch display. These will be called the Archos 52 Titanium, 48 Platinum and 35 Carbon. The Archos 52 Titanium is said to have an 800 x 480 display and dual-core 1.2GHz processor.
The 48 Platinum, while with a smaller display, is actually said to have higher-end specs. This handset is believed to have a 1280 x 800 resolution display along with a quad-core 1.7GHz Mediatek MT6589 processor. Rumors suggest this handset could arrive priced at around 250 euros. The final handset, the 35 Carbon is tipped to feature a 480 x 320 display, 512MB of RAM, 512MB of internal storage and a single-core processor. The price for this is said to be around 90 euros.
Moving over to the tablet and this one is looking like it will be an 11.6-inch model dubbed the Archos 116 Platinum. Rumored specs here include a high-resolution display, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The price for the 116 Platinum is expected to be a bit more than $450 and it looks like it will arrive for sale in Europe as well as the US.