Archos, a French electronics giant, has announced its two new handset; Diamond 2 Plus and Diamond 2 Note. Before the glory of MWC 2016 starts, the popular European brand is trying its best to woo consumers for their latest handsets. Introduced their first smartphone around three years back, the Archos has been quite an interesting player in the electronics industry, as it has introduced quite a variety of products from tablets to smartphones, affordable VR Glasses to Wearable woolen hat, company has forayed into almost every product business.
After pioneering in the affordable range of smartphones with handsets like 50d Helium, the brand is finally embracing its presence in the premium range of handsets. Talking about the Diamond 2 Plus, which is an apparent successor to the Diamond Plus smartphone launched, last year in September, boasts a whopping 4GB of RAM compared to 2GB of RAM on predecessor. Under the hood is the MediaTek’s Helio P10 processor, which is considered as the super powered affordable chipset, is supported by Mali-T860MP2 GPU. The Octa-core MT6755 processor is clocking at 2.0GHz and supports a category 6 LTE.
The 5.5-inch 1080p display resolution device sports a fingerprint sensor on the back and a USB Type-C port on the bottom edge. The internal storage on this thing is at 64GB; it is unknown whether that can be expanded via microSD card. It would be running on the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS, most probably a stock Android, at least from the looks of it. Its dimensions are 8.3mm thickness and weigh around 130 g, which is amazing for a metal build device. It would be available for purchase at a price tag of $229, €249, or £199, sometime around in May this year.
The second device that company has announced is Diamond 2 Note; it is a 6-inch phablet with bezel-less design. The display on this handset has a Quad HD resolution, i.e. 2560 x 1440. It is powered by a MediaTek Helios X10 chipset, which is considered as the flagship processor. The MT6795 processor is an Octa-core processor clocking at 2.0GHz, which is supported by a PowerVR G6200 GPU. It has a 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage may or may not be expandable.
The camera package includes a 16-megapixle image sensor with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED Flash support. The front facing camera on this thing is of 8-megapixel resolution. It would be running on the Android Marshmallow 6.0, probably the stock Android interface as it looks like. Measuring 8.7mm thickness and 150 g in weight as it sports metal construction. The Diamond 2 Note would be available in the same period, around May, as the Diamond 2 Plus. But it would be little pricey at $279, €299, or £249, according to the region.