Archos aims to launch three Android smartphones in May

Archos is reportedly set to move past tablets and expand into the mobile handset sector later this year, according to a report from Russian publication Hi-Tech. 

It says Archos will add to its recently announced line of Platinum tablets with a range of Platinum handsets running Android. 

Archos's flagship smartphone will feature a 4.8-inch 1280 x 800 display, 1.7GHz quad-core processor and Android 4.1. It is expected to retail for $335 and look similar to Samsung's hot-selling Galaxy S III, as seen above.

The other two handsets, aimed at the budget crowd, are still scant on detail. A low-end 5.2-inch 800 x 460 display rocking handset with 1.2GHz processor and $120 3.5-inch single-core handset are said to be in the mix.  

Archos may have some competition as HP is also rumoured to be getting back into the smartphone game with an Android handset and tablet. 

If the these latest rumours are to be believed Archos will release the handsets sometime in May. No pricing or availability has yet been detailed. We've reached out to Archos to try to learn more.



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