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ARCHOS 50 and 55 Helium Plus bring 4G speeds to the masses, starting at just $109

Today ARCHOS announced the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, two new smartphones offering reasonably decent specs and looks at highly affordable price points.

Published onJune 9, 2015


Today ARCHOS announced the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, two new smartphones offering reasonably decent specs and looks at highly affordable price points. With large displays, built-in 4G technology, and space for two SIM cards, these phones really make full use of their lower-end specs and still manage to handle Google’s latest software, Android 5.1 Lollipop.

As their names suggest, the 50 Helium Plus comes with a 5-inch IPS display and the 55 Helium Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS display, both with 1280 x 720 resolutions. Other specs include a 64-bit quad-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. The only major difference besides display size is the battery. The 5-inch model packs a 2,000mAh removable battery, while the 55 Helium Plus offers a 2,400mAh removable battery.

While none of the specs exactly impress, the pricing sure does. ARCHOS is charging just $109 for the 5-inch model and $139 for the 5.5-inch variant. Both models will be released in July 2015 in select markets. What do you think, anyone interested in picking either of these up?