So it turns out ARCHOS has one more gem in its bag, and this is the ARCHOS Diamond Plus smartphone. The France-based company has been on fire at the IFA 2015, putting out a number of gadgets under its Diamond line of products. This new gem has a larger screen, but with all the bells and whistles that you would expect from a midrange phone.
The ARCHOS Diamond Plus boasts of a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) IPS LCD display, powered by a 1.5Ghz octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor, and supported by 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The internal storage is expandable via microSD, something of a rarity these days. You also get a more or less stock experience with an Android 5.1 Lollipop UI, and 4G LTE connectivity. Take a gander at the full spec list below.
ARCHOS Diamond Plus specifications:
– OS: Android Lollipop 5.1
– Processor: 1.5Ghz octa-core Mediatek MT6753 processor
– Display: 5.5-inch 1920×1080 FHD LCD
– Size: 152.6 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm
– Weight: 158g
– Battery: 2850 mAh
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB internal storage
– 16 megapixel main camera
– 8 megapixel front facing camera
– microSDXC card slot (up to 32GB)
– Bluetooth 4.0 / GPS
– WiFi a/b/g/n
The ARCHOS Diamond Plus is not at all bad to look at either. You get a slim and sleek phone with a silver back cover and a 16MP/8MP camera combo. The 8MP front-facing camera is a wide-angle sensor for better selfies – again, this becoming a trend in newer phones. The ARCHOS Diamond Plus also offers dual SIM capability.
ARCHOS says that the Diamond Plus will be available in November at a USD$180 price point. This is still an interesting proposition for consumers, especially at under $200. Let’s see if this model grabs the attention of consumers.