February 18, 2016
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diamond 2 note

Today ARCHOS formally announced that they would be unveiling a new addition to their Diamond line at the Mobile World Conference. In their words, they believe this new device will “shake up the mobile market.” Whether or not the Diamond Note 2 lives up to those high ambitions is yet to be determined, but we are seeing some pretty sexy specs for a phone that retails at £249.

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The ARCHOS Diamond Note 2 has a 6-inch LCD display and is powered by a 4G octo-core Helio X10 CPU from Mediatek. You’ll get 32GB of internal storage, 3GB of RAM, and fast-charge capabilities that let you achieve an 80% charge on its 3610 mAh battery after just 45 minutes of charging. The main camera is 16MP and supports 4K video recording, and the selfie-snapper is a wide-angle 8MP camera. The Diamond Note 2 will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box, which means its fingerprint sensor is natively supported.

To see the official press release, click the button below. In the meantime, let us know what you think of ARCHOS’s newest addition to the Android ecosystem. Will it truly shake up the mobile market, as the company claims, or will the Diamond Note 2 fail to snag enough attention away from the other massive flagship devices we’ll be seeing at MWC next week? Let us know your speculation and opinion in the comments!

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[press]London, 18th February – ARCHOS, the French electronics brand will unveil a new smartphone in the Diamond line during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 22nd to February 25th 2016 which should shake up the mobile market.

To please all users, the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note is packed with a long list of robust features including:

–  6” IPS borderless screen combined with a 2K resolution!

–  optimized screen to body ratio : 6’’ LCD in the form factor of a standard 5.5’ smartphone

–  3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage for limitless content

–  4G octo-core Helio X10 CPU from Mediatek

–  3600 mAh for extend battery life

–  Fast charge for an 80% charge in just 45 minutes, a definite time gain,

–  Remote control and smart PA sound system

–  16MP back camera with 4K Video recording and 8MPwide angle 84° BSI sensor F2.2 front camera for breathtaking images and videos,

–  A fingerprint sensor that provides more security to the users’ data and faster access to apps

–  Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow software: boosted with features such as Google Now on Tap, case-by-case app permissions, and Doze to monitor battery usage.

Available in May, the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note’s retail price will be £249. For more information, about ARCHOS products visit booth 1G29 Hall 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona or www.archos.com.

Technical specifications

Hardware

CPU

Mediatek MT6795 (X10) 64bits Octo Core 8×2.0Ghz

GPU

PowerVR G6200

RAM

3GB LPDDR3

Internal Storage

32GB

Expandable Storage

Micro SD card, up to 128GB (when formatted to fat32 standard)

Size & Weight

158.35×82.7×8.65mm ; 150gr

Screen

Diagonal Size

6.0 inch / 2.5D Curved screen

Resolution

2560 x 1440 (WQHD) / 490 ppi

Technology Type

IPS, Full Black Lamination, Gorilla Glass 3 front & back

Software

Operating System

Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” Pure

Application Store

Google Play

Internet browser

Chrome

Voice Assistant

Google Now

Google Apps

preinstalled

Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Maps, Play Music, Play Movies, Play Books

ARCHOS Apps preinstalled

ARCHOS Video & ARCHOS Files

Email Compatibilities

POP/IMAP/ Exchange Active Synch/ SMTP/Push Mail

Wireless Technologies

SIM Placement and Type

Micro SIM + nano SIM or Micro SIM + Micro SD

LTE frequencies

800 / 1800 / 2600 MHz

GSM / GPRS / EDGE freqs

850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

3G/ WCDMA freqs

900 / 2100 MHz

Data Rates

LTE / 4G (cat.4) 150Mbps / 50Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / 11Mbps

SMS/MMS

Yes

Wifi

Yes, 802.11 b/g/n

Wifi Direct

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 Smart Ready / Low energy

InfraRed remote

Yes

GPS

Yes with AGPS

FM Radio

Yes

Camera

Front Camera

8MP wide angle 84° BSI sensor F2.2

Back Camera

16MP PD-AF Fast Focus + Dual LED Flash / F2.0

Video encoding

4K video record (2160p) 30fps

Power

Removable

No

Battery Size

3610 mAh (Sony) with Fast Charge

Battery Type

Li-ion

Charging Adaptor

5V/2A

Multimedia

Video Playback1

H.265, H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps/ AVI/MP4/3GP

Audio Playback1

MP3, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC, AAC+ 5.1, OGG Vorbis

Alert Type

Vibration, MP3, MAV ringtones

Image viewing

JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

uPnP /DNLA

Yes, via Video and Media Server applications

Ports and Sensors

Loudspeakers

Yes with Smart PA sound amplification support

Audio out

3.5 mm Jack

Microphone

Dual Mic.

Light and Proximity

Yes

USB

Micro USB

USB OTG

Yes

3D-G sensor

Yes

Tricia May

Reviews Manager [/press]

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