Archos reveals new budget-friendly Cobalt and Power Android smartphones

Budget-based smartphone and tablet maker Archos is using CES 2016 to reveal two new device families. One is Cobalt, which goes on sale in April, while the other is called Power, which will be available sometime in May.

Here's what Archos has to say about the two new Power smartphones:

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.

When they do go on sale the Archos 40 Power will be priced at €49,99, while the Archos 50 Power will cost €129,99.


Here's a quick look at the Archos Cobalt smartphones:

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.

The Archos 50 Cobalt will cost €99 when it is release while the Archos 55 Cobalt will have a price of €149.

Source: Archos

  • archos is garbage
  • Agreed. Between these two the Cobalt is the better deal but I'd choose a Moto G 2015 over either.
  • When I saw the Cobalt name, I initially thought the ghosts of Palm and PalmOne had resurrected themselves.
  • Other companies like Blu are making even cheaper and better smartphones.
  • Wow, cobalt blue and dark grey... What an exciting range of colours they have, it easy to see why they're making a big deal out of it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wow Archos is still around.
  • Ugh. The buttons. Seriously, Archos? You're seriously still doing this? At least on one of them you gave it on-screen buttons, but you couldn't even maintain consistency between the two, reversing the button layout on the one with capacitive buttons AND making one of them clearly a menu key? In 2016? And you made the home key a square, when square on your other model, and in Android's standards, is the multi-task key?
  • There are only so many ways you can get navigation keys wrong, and Archos seem to have hit them all. Congratulations, I'm not even mad, that's impressive. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Ew and is that still a menu button I see Posted via the Android Central App on my Frost Nexus 6P
  • 8gb phones are a joke. I don't know how they still are an option these days. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I agree 100% even 16 32 and 64 are a joke, my 6p is 128gb.
  • My 16Gb phone disagrees with you, I currently have 6.2Gb free.