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Archos 50 Diamond with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 CPU launching soon for around $200

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Archos 50 Diamond with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 CPU launching soon for around $200
French-based gadget maker Archos today announced a new, relatively high-end smartphone called Archos 50 Diamond. This is the company’s first handset to be powered by a 64-bit, octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor (one of the new processors that Qualcomm introduced earlier this year), and Archos seems to be quite proud of it.

The 50 Diamond sports a 5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, further featuring: LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, an 8 MP front-facing camera, 16 MP rear camera with LED flash, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable internal memory. The device measures 146 x 70.4 x 8 mm, weighs 142 grams, and includes a 2700 mAh battery.

The Archos 50 Diamond will be available starting early 2015. Don’t let the handset’s name fool you: this is not an expensive device, and will be sold for around $200. The smartphone currently runs Android 4.4 KitKat, but we imagine that an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available at some point (to make full use of the 64-bit Snapdragon processor). What do you think of this octa-core, $200 smartphone?  


source: Archos (PDF, in French)

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posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:41 6

1. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


Yeah, I definitely think I'll wait till 2015 to see what smartphones come out (I want those 64 bit chips). This guy looks beautiful, glad to see other manufactures getting in the game.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:42

2. Busyboy (unregistered)


I used to have an Archos tablet. Pretty Damn good. And the price is pretty good for what you get.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:06

6. Micah007 (Posts: 254; Member since: 09 Oct 2014)


I'll have to check this out, but I did not notice all the Bezel on my first look. Still looks like a great phone .

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:44 3

3. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Getting better Archos. Just a little less bezel next time.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:45 5

4. Mrmark (Posts: 268; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


DAT bottom bezel!!!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 20:49 1

5. Rager722 (Posts: 319; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)


Never heard of Archos until now (The name does sound familiar though) but this phone sounds pretty good. People who are average consumers would probably buy this because the name sounds appealing. "Archos" Chinese companies should learn from that, because just by their name it sounds like a cheap company.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 17:07

21. oligograph (Posts: 17; Member since: 11 Oct 2014)


It's actually a French brand (I'm french too).

They started with audio/video players. Actually the brand was not so good in the past, but now it's changing a lot and they try new things, good for them :)

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:34 1

7. DaveElliott (Posts: 106; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


Samsung used to sound cheap as well. HP used to mean quality. At the pace in this race to the soon day where anything today is a commodity tomorrow, don't count out those new names.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:40 2

8. Warenward (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)


From a spec stand point this phone trumps the Moto G(2014) which does not have LTE yet, but will most likely and will rise in price to somewhere around this Archos 50 Diamond. 5 inch with 1080p, 8mp camera on the front(impressive), 2GB ram, LTE, and an interesting 64bit octacore all for around $200? I like it! Glad to see other manufacturers stepping into the android phone world. The more competition the better for us consumers.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:44 2

9. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1084; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)


Soo Nexus 6 what happened?!?!?!? Y you not like dis?

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:59

16. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


See post #10.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:48 2

10. imkyle (Posts: 1071; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Nexus 6. $649 mini tablet with a 32-bit cpu.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 23:02 1

17. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


+1. Funny and true.

I just don't see the point of the Nexus 6. Developers don't need 32-bit phablets. The market is drowning in them. All different sizes, brands, screen resolutions, etc. There are a number of QHD devices, so that isn't needed either.

One of my pet peeves is that the Nexus 6 doesn't even have a notification LED, so you have to sacrifice a lot of standby time to get basic notifications using "ambient display". Google and their retarded anti-beauty-of-Android direction of late... sad.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 21:50

11. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


This is very cool. What's the clock speed of the processor?...

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:04 1

12. tuba_tim (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Jul 2014)


1.7 GHz, Adreno 405 GPU. Looks like a great phone!

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:18

13. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Sounds good!...

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:25

14. razraptre (Posts: 168; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


By next year, I hope more apps are developed to take advantage of those 8 core processors.

posted on 22 Oct 2014, 22:58

15. john5994 (Posts: 5; Member since: 22 Oct 2014)


I hope Archos gets more customers

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 01:22 1

18. wastinglight (Posts: 8; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


More battery power next time then we'll make a deal later on.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 02:29

19. Darkerm (Posts: 308; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)


for only 200$ ! off contract right?

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 06:28

20. athos07m (Posts: 56; Member since: 22 Apr 2012)


Would be great if Archos surprised us with an out-of-box 5.0 Lollipop.

Also strange: where are the buttons on this phone: no volume or power button on either side? It's a render, I get it, but still, they should've paid attention to this.

Other than these, great looking phone for the price.

posted on 23 Oct 2014, 20:00

22. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


I assume its just that the backlight is off.

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