Archos has officially unveiled a pair of Helium branded smartphones. The two devices include the 45 Helium and the 50 Helium, which will bring a 4.5-inch and 5-inch display respectively. They will both be powered by a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8926 processor and both will be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean at launch.

While no timeline was given, Archos did say both these handsets will be upgradeable to Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat. Similar to the processor, these both also have 1GB of RAM, Adreno 305 graphics and a microSD card slot. Some of the other specs shared across both include 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS with GLONASS and microUSB for charing.

The 45 Helium display is IPS with resolution of 854 x 480. This handset also has 4GB of internal storage, a VGA quality front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. Shifting over to the 50 Helium and we see a bit of a step up in terms of specs. The 50 has a display resolution of 1280 x 720 with 8GB of internal storage.

The camera setup for the 50 Helium includes a 2 megapixel on the front and an 8 megapixel on the back. The rear-facing camera will be able to record video at 1080p and also has auto-focus and an LED flash. Otherwise, the 45 Helium has a 1700 mAh battery while the 50 Helium has a slightly larger 2000 mAh battery.

As for pricing, these handsets will be $199.99 and $249.99 for the 45 Helium and 50 Helium respectively. Aside from this pair of smartphones, Archos will also be showing some Connected Self and Connected Home devices during CES.

SOURCE: Archos


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