French smartphone maker ARCHOS today announced two new Android-powered budget smartphones that will be shown off in full at IFA 2015. Both new smartphones, the Diamond S and 50e Helium, will be available for purchase in select markets sometime in November for just £159.99 and £99.99, respectively.
For starters, the Diamond S (pictured above) comes with a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, an octa-core 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6753 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. It also has a 16MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 2300mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. If you’d like to get a better look at the handset, you can check out a 3D render of the Diamond S on ARCHOS’ website.
Moving on, the other new budget smartphone to come from the company is called the 50e Helium. This device features a 5.0-inch IPS LCD 720p display, a 1GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. This smartphone comes with an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front shooter, a 2100mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop as well. This device also comes in a Windows-powered variant, dubbed the ARCHOS 50 Cesium, which features the same specifications and price point.
Both smartphones will be shown off at IFA 2015 in Berlin on September 4th.
[press]ARCHOS Diamond S: Smartphone Brilliance
London, August 25, 2015 – Today, the French brand ARCHOS is excited to announce its newest addition to the ARCHOS Diamond line: the ARCHOS Diamond S!
“There is an enormous demand for superlative smartphones like the ARCHOS Diamond S at prices that the average person can afford,” explains Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “We’re happy to be releasing this product that furthers the mission of technical quality for everyone.”
ARCHOS: a story of high-technology democratization
Through its releases of 4G/LTE and impeccably-designed products, ARCHOS has established itself as the foremost democratizer of top-rate technology. Recent high-end ARCHOS smartphone releases have included the ARCHOS 50 Diamond and the newest ARCHOS Helium smartphones, which have been well-received by critics and customers. The new ARCHOS Diamond S embodies this same democratic high-tech spirit and builds upon its legacy with its powerful octa-core processor, exceptional specifications, and sexy design for under £159.99.
World-class features, one device
The ARCHOS Diamond S has a 5” Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3 screen that puts the smartphone in the premier leagues of screen quality. Its flat, glass-finish design is a perfect external manifestation of the outstanding technology inside the device. Sleek and slim, the phone slides easily into a pocket and nestles comfortably in the palm of a hand with its 118 grams. With just once glance, the design hints at all the brilliance that lies therein.
It also features an Octa-Core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage, so music, games, and content can be enjoyed without compromises in speed or storage. To complement this performance, the smartphone comes installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop, Android’s newest operating system. Battery management, push notification display, and user interface are all improved in this new OS. It also has fast charging capability to be fully ready as soon as possible.
The ARCHOS Diamond S offers dual cameras with impressive specs, so there is no need to settle for mediocre picture quality when using a cell phone to snap shots instead of a standalone camera. The back camera captures scenes at 16 MP and the front-camera takes 8 MP pictures for excellent selfie and videochatting visuals. As is customary for the ARCHOS Diamond line, the ARCHOS Diamond S will offer 4G/LTE connectivity for the fastest download speeds available on cellular networks today.
The ARCHOS Diamond S will be presented at IFA in Berlin, beginning September 4, 2015. For more on the ARCHOS story and the brand’s products, the ARCHOS booth will be in Hall 4.2/121.
The ARCHOS Diamond S will be available in November 2015 for the impressively low price of £159.99.
Check out our 3D animation of the ARCHOS Diamond S here: https://sketchfab.com/models/24dcc735ad9341bf9d5e451e1ae55c24
ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialising in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionised the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479.
For more information on ARCHOS tablets, smartphones, and connected objects, go to www.archos.com, Facebook, or Twitter.[/press]