As per usual, Archos has unveiled a number of devices to whet our appetites before the big event. We have everything from an entry-level phone to a tablet.
The Archos 50c Oxygen is a dual-SIM version of the already announced 50 Oxygen. It's slimmer 7.64mm vs. 9.9mm and replaces the quad-core MediaTek chipset with a new octa-core MT6592 featuring 8x Cortex-A7 at 1.7GHz, Mali-450 and 1GB RAM.
The screen is a regression, a 5" 720p IPS LCD (down from 5" 1080p), and so is the camera an 8MP / 1080p shooter (down from 13MP). It has two SIM slots, HSPA (21Mbps/5.76Mbps) and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Archos 50c Oxygen will cost £200.
The Archos naming scheme is simple the numbers indicate screen size. So, the Archos 64 Xenon is a 6.4" phablet, with 720p screen resolution and a MediaTek MT6582 chipset (quad A7, Mali-400).
It has an 8MP / 1080p camera, 3G HSPA connectivity and half the storage of the 50c 4GB but both have microSD card slots. The 9.3mm body of the phablet houses a small 2,800mAh battery.
The Archos 64 Xenon is not an impressive phablet but it's priced the same as the 50c Xenon - £200.
For 30 quid more you can get an 8.0" screen and LTE with the Archos 80 Helium 4G (the name gives it away, doesnt it). It's no Nexus 7 killer with its 4:3 1024x768 pixel screen and quad-core Snapdragon chipset but it does have LTE going for it.
It's Cat. 4 LTE (150Mbps downlink, 50Mbps uplink) and the Nexus 7 2014 LTE is £300 with 32GB storage).
The Helium 80 4G has only 8GB storage, but compensates with a microSD card slot. It also packs a 5MP / 1080p camera, 10.5mm body and a 3,500mAh battery.
The Archos 80 Helium 4G will cost £230.
It has the same 4" WVGA screen, but the phone is 4mm narrower than before. It also keeps the chipset (with limited 512MB RAM), 3G HSPA connectivity, 5MP / 720p camera and most everything else. The battery is a tad smaller though 1,400mAh vs. 1,500mAh and dual speakers on the front .
The Archos 40b Titanium will carry a £99 price tag.