Archos has unveiled a couple of handsets at the ongoing MWC (Mobile World Congress) in Barcelona. We’ve already covered the announcements and the hands-on with the Archos 50 Oxygen+, and are here now to take a look at the other Archos mid-ranger, the Archos 52 Platinum. This thing is rather similar to the 50 Oxygen+, but somewhat different. Anyhow, there are a bunch of hands-on photos of this device in the gallery down below, so take a look at those if you’re interested. This handset is made out of plastic, and it has 3 capacitive buttons below the display, multitasking, home and back (from left to right. It’s design is kind of industrial and it has the Nexus 4-like metal-looking trim around, as you can see down below.
The Archos 52 Platinum comes with a 5.25-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. You can expand its in-built storage via microSD card up to 64GB, if that’s something you need, of course. MediaTek’s MT6582 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz is powering on this device along with the Mali 400MP2 GPU which is here for graphics processing. On the back of this handset you’ll find an 8-megapixel snapper flanked by an LED flash, while there’s a 2-megapixel shooter located up front. 1,750mAh battery will ship with this device, and Android 4.4 KitKat is pre-installed here (stock version, basically). This is a dual SIM (1 x Mini SIM and 1 x Micro SIM) handset and it comes with 3G connectivity support.
This handset is still not available, but it will be soon according to Archos, though the company didn’t provide us with specific information as far as availability goes. The Archos 50 Platinum will cost $145 once it gets released, and we assume it will be available in Europe, starting this or next month. Let us know what you think in the comments down below, we’d love to hear from you.