After announcing the Diamond S smartphone, Archos puts out another device with the same gemstone name – the Archos Diamond Tab. We don’t know what’s up with the “diamond” names, but we do know Archos, purveyor of affordable mid-range and entry-level devices for all. Let’s take a look at what this new Archos Diamond Tab offers.
First up, you get a 7.9-inch QXGA (2048×1536) IPS LCD display – that’s more pixels than a 2K screen, albeit on a 4:3 aspect ratio. That will be powered by an 64-bit capable Mediatek MT8752 octa-core processor, capable of 1.7GHz per core, supported ably by 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.
Judging from this configuration – and including 4G LTE connectivity – Archos seems to be prioritizing the performance of the device. Most people will probably find that this tablet will do most of their everyday tasks comfortably and without too much lag. Where Archos now balances the device specs for cost is in the camera department, where you get a measly 5MP/2MP camera combo – clearly not for the picture savvy.
The tablet will run Android 5.1 Lollipop, which is a relief. The device will be in the Archos display at IFA 2015 in Berlin, just in case you’re in that neighborhood. The pricing is set at USD$276.00 – clearly at the top end of pricing for most Archos devices, but still quite affordable for its market.