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

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)



1. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 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.

2. Busyboy unregistered

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

6. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 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 .

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

4. Mrmark

Posts: 396; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

DAT bottom bezel!!!

5. Rager722 unregistered

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.

21. oligograph

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 11, 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 :)

7. DaveElliott

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 20, 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.

8. Warenward

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 06, 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.

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

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

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

See post #10.

10. imkyle

Posts: 1115; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

12. tuba_tim

Posts: 10; Member since: Jul 21, 2014

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

13. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Sounds good!...

14. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

15. john5994

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

I hope Archos gets more customers

18. wastinglight

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

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

19. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

for only 200$ ! off contract right?

20. athos07m

Posts: 137; Member since: Apr 22, 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.

22. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I assume its just that the backlight is off.

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