On Thursday, Archos officially announced the launch of a new smartphone called Archos 50 Diamond. It appears to be a high end smartphone for the French manufacturer that usually comes up with affordable devices.
The Archos 50 Diamond is given a 5 inch FHD 1080p IPS display with a screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels resulting in a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch. Powering the handset is a 64 bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core processor that uses four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and four other Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1 GHz. This processor is further aided by 2 GB of RAM that can handle multi-tasking efficiently.
On the imaging front, the Archos smartphone flaunts a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash and an 8 MP front facing selfie camera for video conferencing. The device bundles a native storage capacity of 16 GB that can be expanded externally using a micro SD card, though the limit is not specified. There are connectivity aspects such as Cat.4 LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dual SIM functionality.
A 2,700 mAh battery powers the Archos 50 Diamond that is fueled by Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system in order to provide a decent backup to the smartphone.
Interestingly, Archos 50 Diamond is priced at €199 that sounds reasonable for the specifications it carries. However, the handset will be making its way into the market only in early 2015 that is a downside.