French consumer electronics company Archos isn’t exactly known for making stellar smartphones, but the company’s new Archos 55 Diamond Selfie actually looks pretty decent on paper.

The 5.5 inch phone has a full HD display, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. And it has a starting price of just £180 in the UK, which is about $235 US… although I don’t expect this phone to go on sale in North America anytime soon. Most Archos phones are only sold in Europe.

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The phone presumably earns the “Selfie” in its name thanks to the 8MP front-facing camera. There’s also a 16MP rear camera with auto-focus and an LED flash.

The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ARM Cortex-A53 octa-core processor and features a 3,000 mAh battery.

It will ship with Android 6.0 software, and the Archos 55 Diamond Selfie has a microSD card slot and supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The phone supports 4G LTE on GSM networks.

Sure, it’s not exactly the best smartphone money can buy. But the specs seem pretty competitive for a relatively cheap smartphone in 2016.

via Archos


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