Archos has a new device this week, set to be shown off during next month’s IFA trade show. Called the Diamond S, the smartphone features a 5″ Super AMOLED HD display and well-designed stylings, priced at an affordable £159.99. When converted to US dollars, that is about $250.
Other specifications include a MediaTek octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of onboard storage, microSD card slot, dual SIM slots, 8MP front-facing camera, 16MP rear-facing camera, 2,300mAh battery, and Android 5.1 “Lollipop.”
As of right now, there is no exact availability known, but it seems likely US consumers can expect to see this device later in the year. If there is no official launch in North America, we don’t see why you can’t import it, depending on the LTE bands it ships with.
For a 3D view of the device, check out Archos’ render right here.
Budget-friendly device fans, rejoice!
Paris – 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.