ARCHOS announces new budget line of Cobalt and Power smartphones


ARCHOS announced today a new line of budget smartphones ahead of CES 2016. The company’s goal is to offer smartphones with some fairly decent specifications at a low price-point, and will be demoing its new budget-friendly smartphones during the electronics convention.



Announced first was the ARCHOS 40 Power and 50 Power. The former features a 4-inch display, a quad-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, and a 1,900mAh battery. Unfortunately, the 40 Power only has 3G connectivity in tow.

The ARCHOS 50 Power is the more impressive of the two, featuring a 5-inch IPS HD display, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 13-megapixel rear camera.

Both smartphones will be available in May, with the 40 Power costing a meager €49 and the 50 Power €149, though there wasn’t any details on all the markets ARCHOS is bringing the smartphones to.



ARCHOS’ 50 Cobalt features a 5-inch IPS HD display, a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera. It has 8GB of internal storage and an included microSD slot to add even more storage.

On the other hand, the ARCHOS 55 Cobalt features a 5.5-inch IPS HD display, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. It also comes with 16GB of internal storage with that aforementioned microSD support.

The ARCHOS 50 Cobalt and 55 Cobalt will be available in April, and will cost €99 and €149, respectively.

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Press release below.

Extended battery and colors in the two latest ARCHOS smartphones ranges.

London, January 4th, 2016 – French electronics brand, ARCHOS, launches two new ranges of smartphones, the Power line and the Cobalt line at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“In order to offer an ever more complete range, ARCHOS is launching two new lines of smartphones to address consumer demands for longer lasting battery life and colors in affordable products” says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.

The ARCHOS 40 Power is a 4’’ 3G smartphone equipped with a quad-core processor and 8 GB of internal storage. It differentiates itself by its high battery capacity, 1900mAh, in a 4’’ format that fits in your pocket. It provides its user with up to two days of battery life – almost double the standard battery life.

4G/LTE compatible, the ARCHOS 50 Power is a 5’’ smartphone propelled by a quadcore processor, has 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. In addition, its IPS HD display and its 13 MP back camera make the ARCHOS 50 Power a fully equipped smartphone intensive uses.

The ARCHOS 40 Power will be available in May for 49,99€ The ARCHOS 50 Power will cost 129,99€.

Colour casing forerunners, the yellow-backed ARCHOS 50 Diamond and the ARCHOS 50c Platinum with its pink and blue back casings have led the way for the all new Cobalt range, now fully coloured smartphones, in cobalt blue or dark grey, both front and back.

Available in two screen sizes, the ARCHOS 50 Cobalt and the ARCHOS 55 Cobalt Plus smartphones are both equipped with an IPS HD display, a powerful 4G/LTE quad-core processor backed by 1 GB of RAM for the 5’’ version and 2 GB of RAM for the 5.5’’ version for a smoother user experience.

The 8 MP camera of the 5” and the 13 MP camera of the 5.5” create high quality pictures with 8 GB and 16 GB versions providing ample storage options. For those that need even more internal storage a MicroSD card can be added.

Available in April, the ARCHOS 50 Cobalt will cost 99€ while the ARCHOS 55 Cobalt will be priced at 149€. 


ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specializing in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionized the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479.

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