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New Archos smartphones & tablets line-up unveiled; to go on sale in September & October

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Just days before the IFA 2014 in Berlin, Archos has taken the wraps off a range of Android and Windows devices – two new tablets and three new smartphones.

The devices – two Android smartphones – Archos 45c Platinum and 50b Platinum, one Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone – Archos 40 Cesium, two tablets – Android-powered Archos 101 Oxygen and Archos 80 Cesium running Windows 8.1, will be on display at the event.

The company hasn’t revealed any details about the availability of the devices, but has listed the prices of each device in £ (GBP), indicating a UK launch.

Coming to the specs, first in the list Archos 45c Platinum sports a 4.55-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) display and packs a 1700mAh battery. It is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM along with 4GB of internal storage (expandable by microSD slot). The device runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box, and features a 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Next in the list is the Archos 50b Platinum, with dual-SIM support, powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core. The device packs a 1900mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 512MB of RAM, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and 4GB of built-in storage (expandable).

The new Archos 101 Oxygen tablet sports a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 1,920 pixels. The device packs a quad-core ARM Cortex A17 processor, 1.5GB of RAM along with 16Gb of built-in storage and runs Android 4.4 KitKat.

Next up is the Windows Phone powered Archos 40 Cesium smartphone, said to pack a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor. The device will feature an ultra-clear 4-inch display and will be available in 3 colour variants – Yellow, Blue and Black.

Lastly, the Archos 80 Cesium running Windows 8.1, will sport an 8-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 800 x 1,280 pixels and packs an unknown Intel quad-core processor.

The company has revealed only a few specifications about the Windows devices, while promising that the upcoming products will deliver “amazing performance, superior design and impressive affordability.”

The 45c Platinum and 50b Platinum smartphones will come with a price tag of £99 and £119 respectively, while the Archos 101 Oxygen will cost around £199.

In case of the Windows device, the Archos 40 Cesium smartphone will be priced at £79, while the Archos 80 Cesium tablet will be £129.

The Android and Windows Phone smartphones will hit the market shelves by next month, while both the slates will be available only by October.