While the new handsets might not be challenging the HTC One anytime soon, there’s no denying their value. The 35 Carbon, for instance, offers up a 3.5-inch IPS screen, 4GB of internal storage, VGA cameras front and rear, 1GHz Qualcomm 7225A processor, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, all running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Not setting the world on fire — but then it only costs $120 off-contract.
At the higher end, the 50 Platinum packs a 5-inch IPS display, quad-core Qualcomm 1.2GHz 8225Q processor, 1GB of memory, 4GB of internal memory, 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera, all running on Android 4.1.2. That will cost $275 — which, again, is pretty good value. The same phone with a bigger 5.3-inch screen and larger battery will cost $300.
All three are only available full price, off contract and carry dual-SIM card slots. They’re tied to HSPA 3G though — no LTE here. Initially available in Europe from May, there’s no word on exactly when or if they will make it to Australia. [Archos]