The French smartphone maker Archos is known for making unusual handsets that look really nice and surprise with great tech specs. All this does not cost an arm and a leg and maybe that’s why the company’s devices are really popular in various countries around the world.
Archos had great success with its 50 Diamond smartphone and that’s why the French company has just unveiled two new Diamond smartphones – the Diamond 2 Plus and the Diamond 2 Note. Both devices come with really sweet tech specs that will make you wonder which one you should choose.
We will start with the Diamond 2 Plus, which comes with a large 5.5-inch display that works at Full HD resolution and that offers a high pixel density of 400 ppi. The device tempts with a powerful MediaTek Helio P10 SoC with eight 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores, half of which run at 2 GHz, while the other four operate at 1.2 GHz. The chip also has a Mali-T860MP2 GPU that runs at 700 MHz. Inside the Archos Diamond 2 Plus is equipped with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, a 4G LTE Cat 6 modem, a fingerprint sensor and a USB Type-C connector. The smartphone also has a 20 MP Sony image sensor in the back that can record video at 1080p, a nice 8 MP front camera and a 3000 mAh battery. The device measures 148.3 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm and weighs 130 grams. All this hardware costs just USD 229, which makes the Diamond 2 Plus a high-end smartphone dressed in a mid-range price.
The other smartphone, called Diamond 2 Note, is a mixed bag – it comes with improved specs compared to the Diamond 2 Plus but Archos had to cut some of the tech specs here and there to keep the smartphone price lower. The Diamond 2 Note comes with a more powerful MediaTek MT6795 X10 SoC, which packs eight 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores that run at 2 GHz. The chip also offers a more powerful PowerVR G6200 GPU. The handset has a 6-inch borderless 2K display, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, a 16 MP rear camera that can record video at 3840 x 2160 pixels at 30 Hz, an 8 MP front camera and a 3610 mAh battery. The Diamond 2 Note measures 158.35 x 82.7 x 8.7 mm and weighs 150 grams – all this costs USD 269.
Both smartphones run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The handsets will be on the market in May.
Source: Tom’s Hardware