French device maker Archos was producing tablets before they were cool… but the company’s recent offerings have been largely underwhelming. But Archos does seem to have big plans for Mobile World Congress.
The company will be showing off two new smartphones with premium specs and affordable price tags.
This model has a 6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS display with a bezel slim enough for Archos to say the phone has a borderless screen.
The Archos Diamond 2 Note also has a MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 3,600 mAh battery plus a fast-charging feature that lets you get an 80 percent charge by plugging in the phone for about 45 minutes.
Other features include a 16MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera with an 84 degree lens
The Diamond 2 Note is expected to ship with Android 6.0, and Archos says it features stock Android software, with no added customizations.
It’s not clear if this phone will be available in the US when it goes on sale in May. But Archos says it’ll sell for £249 in the UK or about 350 Euros in other parts of Europe.
That’s about $350 – $390 in US dollars.
Despite the Plus name, this model is actually a little smaller than the Diamond 2 Note. It has a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
The phone has a 20.7MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing camera, a fingerprint sensor, and a USB Type-C connector.
It’ll also come with stock Android 6.0 software.
Archos says the Diamond 2 Plus will sell be available in May for £199 or 300 Euros (about $285 to $320)