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)


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