Archos has dropped a new handset, ready for market release, the Archos 50 Helium 4G model. This device is part of the Archos Helium family and its name is actually a sign of the diagonal size.


We’re dealing with a 5 inch IPS HD display handset, that fits in the midrange segment. The smartphone runs on a quad core 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8926 processor and also features 4G LTE connectivity, 8 GB of storage, 1 GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel back shooter with LED flash. Upfront there’s a 2 MP cam and the OS here is Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

The battery is a 2000 mAh unit and frankly speaking, I would have expected this to be an Android 4.4 KitKat unit, but 4.3 will have to do. Archos 50 Helium 4G is priced at 200 euros and I wonder if such a model would ever reach Verizon, seeing how they like cheap and expensive 4G LTE units.