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ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note & Plus Smartphones are Big, Priced Low

ARCHOS aims to shakeup the budget Android smartphone market with the introduction two phablet sized smartphones with 5.5-inch or 6-inch screens, priced at $229 and $269 respectively. The smaller, cheaper phone is called the Diamond 2 Plus and the larger one is called the Diamond 2 Note (pictured top).  From first glance it appears ARCHOS to not only be stealing looks and design from Apple and Samsung, but also naming convention. Apple makes the iPhone 6s Plus at 5.5-inches, while the larger Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a 5.7-inch screen.

Otherwise all we know right now are the specifications differences, and a release date of May 2016 is expected.

 

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note - slot open

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note

Specifications Comparison

Diamond 2 Plus Diamond 2 Note
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU Mediatek MT6755 (P10) 64bits Octo Core
4×2.0 Ghz + 4×1.2 Ghz
Mediatek MT6795 (X10) 64bits Octo Core
8×2.0 Ghz
GPU Mali-T860MP2 700mhz PowerVR G6200
Screen 5.5 inch IPS / 2.5D 6.0 inch IPS / 2.5D
Resolution 1920×1080 2560×1440
400 ppi 490 ppi
RAM 4 GB 3 GB
Storage 64 GB 32 GB
Camera 20 MP Back (Sony) 16 MP PD-AF Fast Focus + Dual LED Flash / F2.0
8 MP Front 8 MP wide angle 84° BSI sensor F2.2
1080p video encoding 4K video record (2160p) 30fps
Network & Connectivity 4G CAT 6 (300/50 mbps) 4G CAT 4 (150/50 mbps)
LTE frequencies 800 / 1800 / 2600 MHz LTE frequencies 800 / 1800 / 2600 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE freqs 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz GSM / GPRS / EDGE freqs 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/WCMA:900/2100MHZ 3G/WCMA:900/2100MHZ
Battery Li-ion 3000 mAh 3610 mAh
Dimensions 148.3 x 73.8 x 8.3 mm 158.35 x 82.7 x 8.7 mm
Weight 130 g 150g
Other features Fingerprint sensor, fast charger, Micro USB Type-C Remote control, smart PA (sound amplification support), fast charge
Price $229 $269

Both smartphones also include Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow software: boosted with features such as Google Now on Tap, case-by-case app permissions, and Doze to monitor battery usage.

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus - Silver Front and Back Views

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note - Back View

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note

ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note Reviews

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