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Archos Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus: Android Marshmallow and attractive specs at low prices

Archos Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus: Android Marshmallow and attractive specs at low prices
Archos this week announced two new Android handsets that will offer attractive features at accessible prices. Part of the French company's Diamond series of devices, the new handsets are called Archos Diamond 2 Note and Archos Diamond 2 Plus. Both run stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and are powered by 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processors: MT6795 X10 (Diamond 2 Note) and MT6755 P10 (Diamond 2 Plus).

The Diamond 2 Note is an extra-large smartphone that sports a 6-inch IPS display with 1440 x 2560 pixels (Archos says that this display is "borderless", though we'll have to see the handset in real life to say if that's true, at least to some extent). The device also features an 8 MP front-facing camera, 16 MP rear camera with 4K video recording, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory, and a 3610 mAh battery with fast charging.

The Diamond 2 Plus is smaller than the Diamond 2 Note, as it's got a 5.5-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. The handset further offers a Sony-made 20.7 MP rear camera (apparently sans 4K video recording), 8 MP front-facing camera, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. Also on board are 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, a USB Type-C port, and a 3000 mAh battery with quick charge support.

Both the Archos Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus come with LTE connectivity, dual SIM support, and microSD card slots. Archos doesn't say what materials it's using to manufacture the Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus. It could be metal, or just plastic that's made to look like metal (we're guessing it's the former). In any case, the handsets don't look bad.

The Diamond 2 Note and Diamond 2 Plus will be available in May for $279 and $229, respectively, in the US, Canada, and Europe (via Archos' official website). Interested?

source: Archos (Diamond 2 Note, Diamond 2 Plus)

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