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.
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!
[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.
Mediatek MT6795 (X10) 64bits Octo Core 8×2.0Ghz
Micro SD card, up to 128GB (when formatted to fat32 standard)
Size & Weight
158.35×82.7×8.65mm ; 150gr
6.0 inch / 2.5D Curved screen
2560 x 1440 (WQHD) / 490 ppi
IPS, Full Black Lamination, Gorilla Glass 3 front & back
Android 6.0 “Marshmallow” Pure
Gmail, Calendar, Hangouts, Maps, Play Music, Play Movies, Play Books
ARCHOS Apps preinstalled
ARCHOS Video & ARCHOS Files
POP/IMAP/ Exchange Active Synch/ SMTP/Push Mail
SIM Placement and Type
Micro SIM + nano SIM or Micro SIM + Micro SD
800 / 1800 / 2600 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE freqs
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/ WCDMA freqs
900 / 2100 MHz
LTE / 4G (cat.4) 150Mbps / 50Mbps, DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / 11Mbps
Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
Yes, Bluetooth 4.1 Smart Ready / Low energy
Yes with AGPS
8MP wide angle 84° BSI sensor F2.2
16MP PD-AF Fast Focus + Dual LED Flash / F2.0
4K video record (2160p) 30fps
3610 mAh (Sony) with Fast Charge
H.265, H.264 up to 1080p resolution – 30 fps/ AVI/MP4/3GP
MP3, WAV (PCM/ADPCM), AAC, AAC+ 5.1, OGG Vorbis
Vibration, MP3, MAV ringtones
JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF
Yes, via Video and Media Server applications
Ports and Sensors
Yes with Smart PA sound amplification support
3.5 mm Jack
Light and Proximity
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