Archos 50 Diamond with 64-bit Snapdragon 615 CPU launching soon for around $200
posted by Florin T. / Oct 22, 2014, 8:32 PM
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)
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.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 8:41 PM 6
I used to have an Archos tablet. Pretty Damn good. And the price is pretty good for what you get.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 8:42 PM 0
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 Oct 22, 2014, 8:49 PM 1
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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 Oct 23, 2014, 5:07 PM 0
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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 Oct 22, 2014, 9:40 PM 2
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Nexus 6. $649 mini tablet with a 32-bit cpu.
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 9:48 PM 2
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+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 Oct 22, 2014, 11:02 PM 1
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This is very cool. What's the clock speed of the processor?...
posted on Oct 22, 2014, 9:50 PM 0
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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 Oct 23, 2014, 6:28 AM 0
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