ARCHOS recently announced the high-end Diamond S smartphone ahead of IFA, and didn’t stop there. The French manufacturer just announced their new flagship Diamond Tab, running Android Lollipop with 4G/LTE connectivity. ARCHOS didn’t cut any corners, they are powering the Diamond Tab with a Mediatek octa-core processor, with 3GB of RAM for multitasking and 32GB of storage for apps, media, and games.
The tablet will have a 7.9″ IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels living up to the Diamond name that ARCHOS gave it. Other specs include expandable memory via microSD, 5MP rear camera, Android 5.1, 4G/LTE, and a 4800mAh battery. Expect the Diamond Tab to makes its debut in Berlin on September 4th at IFA.
The ARCHOS Diamond Tab will go on sale in October 2015 for 179GBP or roughly $275 in the ARCHOS webstore.
Archos has announced a new high-end tablet set to be shown off at IFA this year, titled the Diamond Tab. The tablet boasts some relatively powerful specs and an aggressive price tag, so it might be something to keep on your radar if you’re in the market.
The Diamond Tab utilizes an octa-core MediaTek processor with 3 GB of RAM and has a 2K 7.9-inch screen. There’s 32 GB of internal storage, which should be plenty of space for most people, and and a 5 megapixel rear camera. Best of all, the price tag comes in at £179, or about $276. That’s not the cheapest tablet on the market, but it’s pretty decently priced considering the rest of the hardware.
Archos will be showing off more of the Diamond Tab at IFA this year.
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Although ARCHOS just recently unveiled the budget-friendly Diamond S and 50e Helium smartphones, that’s not stopping the French smartphone maker from announcing yet another Android device prior to the IFA 2015 trade show. Dubbed the Diamond Tab, this new 4G LTE-capable tablet will be available for purchase sometime in October for only £179.
When it comes to specifications, the Diamond Tab features a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2048×1536, a 64-bit 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT8752 processor, 3GB of RAM as well as 32GB of on-board storage. It also has a 5MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front-facing shooter, a 4800mAh battery and runs a near-vanilla version of Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.
Considering the impressive list of specifications and seemingly solid build quality, £179 is certainly not a bad price for this tablet. And just like the company’s newest smartphone offerings, the Diamond Tab will be shown off at IFA 2015. We’ll be attending IFA this year, and we’re hoping to get some quality hands-on time with the newest devices from ARCHOS.
The affordable 5-inch smartphone will launch in November
Archos this week revealed its latest handset, the Diamond S, ahead of its formal debut at IFA next week. Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop, the smartphone features mid-range hardware specifications with an entry-level price tag.
Details include a 1.5GHz octa-core Mediatek procesor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. Around back you’ll find a 16-megapixel camera while the front houses an 8-megapixel sensor.
The Diamond S has a 5-inch display with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution. While it’s not on the level of other handsets at this size it will certainly be less expensive than most.
Other specs include a 2300mAh battery, dual-SIM card capability, 4G LTE connectivity, and microSD expansion card slot with support for up to 32GB.
The Diamond S will be offered in November with a £159.99 sticker, or roughly $250 US.
ARCHOS announced two Android smartphones they will be making available this fall and that will be on display at IFA 2015 this year. The two devices include the ARCHOS Diamond S, described as a “superlative” smartphone “that the average person can afford” according to Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. The other smartphone announced is the ARCHOS 50e Helium.
Both devices come with 5-inch displays running at 1280 x 720 resolution. However, the Diamond S gets a Super AMOLED display covered with Gorilla Glass 3 while the 50e Helium IPS screen. ARCHOS opted for a Mediatek 6753 processor running at 1.5GHz and backed by 2GB of RAM for the Diamond S. The 50e Helium will be powered by a Snapdragon 210 processor and gets 1GB of RAM. Another difference between the devices is in the cameras where the 50e Helium only gets an 8MP rear-facing, 2MP front-facing combination while the Diamond S is upgraded to a 16MP, 8MP combination of cameras. The Diamond S also has a slightly larger 2300mAh battery versus the 50e Helium’s 2100mAh battery. Both devices will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop installed.
When the devices go on sale in November 2015, the Diamond S is expected to retail for £159.99 ($248 USD) while the 50e Helium will only set buyers back £99 ($153 USD).
Come comment on this article: ARCHOS announces pair of budget smartphones just in time for IFA 2015
French smartphone maker ARCHOS today announced two new Android-powered budget smartphones that will be shown off in full at IFA 2015. Both new smartphones, the Diamond S and 50e Helium, will be available for purchase in select markets sometime in November for just £159.99 and £99.99, respectively.
For starters, the Diamond S (pictured above) comes with a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, an octa-core 1.5GHz Mediatek MT6753 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. It also has a 16MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP front-facing camera, a 2300mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. If you’d like to get a better look at the handset, you can check out a 3D render of the Diamond S on ARCHOS’ website.
Moving on, the other new budget smartphone to come from the company is called the 50e Helium. This device features a 5.0-inch IPS LCD 720p display, a 1GHz Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and microSD expansion up to 32GB. This smartphone comes with an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front shooter, a 2100mAh battery and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop as well. This device also comes in a Windows-powered variant, dubbed the ARCHOS 50 Cesium, which features the same specifications and price point.
Both smartphones will be shown off at IFA 2015 in Berlin on September 4th.
London, August 25, 2015 – Today, the French brand ARCHOS is excited to announce its newest addition to the ARCHOS Diamond line: the ARCHOS Diamond S!
“There is an enormous demand for superlative smartphones like the ARCHOS Diamond S at prices that the average person can afford,” explains Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “We’re happy to be releasing this product that furthers the mission of technical quality for everyone.”
ARCHOS: a story of high-technology democratization
Through its releases of 4G/LTE and impeccably-designed products, ARCHOS has established itself as the foremost democratizer of top-rate technology. Recent high-end ARCHOS smartphone releases have included the ARCHOS 50 Diamond and the newest ARCHOS Helium smartphones, which have been well-received by critics and customers. The new ARCHOS Diamond S embodies this same democratic high-tech spirit and builds upon its legacy with its powerful octa-core processor, exceptional specifications, and sexy design for under £159.99.
World-class features, one device
The ARCHOS Diamond S has a 5” Super AMOLED Gorilla Glass 3 screen that puts the smartphone in the premier leagues of screen quality. Its flat, glass-finish design is a perfect external manifestation of the outstanding technology inside the device. Sleek and slim, the phone slides easily into a pocket and nestles comfortably in the palm of a hand with its 118 grams. With just once glance, the design hints at all the brilliance that lies therein.
It also features an Octa-Core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage, so music, games, and content can be enjoyed without compromises in speed or storage. To complement this performance, the smartphone comes installed with Android 5.1 Lollipop, Android’s newest operating system. Battery management, push notification display, and user interface are all improved in this new OS. It also has fast charging capability to be fully ready as soon as possible.
The ARCHOS Diamond S offers dual cameras with impressive specs, so there is no need to settle for mediocre picture quality when using a cell phone to snap shots instead of a standalone camera. The back camera captures scenes at 16 MP and the front-camera takes 8 MP pictures for excellent selfie and videochatting visuals. As is customary for the ARCHOS Diamond line, the ARCHOS Diamond S will offer 4G/LTE connectivity for the fastest download speeds available on cellular networks today.
The ARCHOS Diamond S will be presented at IFA in Berlin, beginning September 4, 2015. For more on the ARCHOS story and the brand’s products, the ARCHOS booth will be in Hall 4.2/121.
The ARCHOS Diamond S will be available in November 2015 for the impressively low price of £159.99.
Check out our 3D animation of the ARCHOS Diamond S here: https://sketchfab.com/models/24dcc735ad9341bf9d5e451e1ae55c24
ARCHOS, a pioneer in the portable audio and video player market, and now specialising in Android Tablets and Smartphones, has repeatedly revolutionised the market for consumer electronics since 1988. Today, ARCHOS offers its own line of Android Tablets and Smartphones, as well as a full line of OEM devices. In 2000, ARCHOS launched the Jukebox 6000, the first MP3 player combined with a hard disk. In 2008, ARCHOS launched the first generation Internet Tablets, and then the first ever Android powered tablets in 2009. In 2013, ARCHOS launched its first generation of Smartphones with the ARCHOS Platinum series. ARCHOS has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. ARCHOS is quoted on Compartment C of Eurolist, Euronext Paris, ISIN CodeFR0000182479.
For more information on ARCHOS tablets, smartphones, and connected objects, go to www.archos.com, Facebook, or Twitter.
Earlier today, Archos quietly launched its latest smartphone, the 50d Helium 4G, in the United States. The budget-friendly handset is available to pre-order starting today for $129, but will officially hit the shelves later this month running the latest build of Android 5.1 straight out of the box.
In terms of design, the Archos 50d Helium looks almost identical to the OnePlus One, packing the same camera, speaker grill and flash positioning. What is different, though, is the swappable rear-panels, which are available in either Storm Blue or Stone Grey colorways.
Despite the fact the 50d Helium isn’t intended to be a mid-range device, it does pack some pretty impressive internals, including a 5-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon 410 System-on-Chip (SoC), 1GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter and dual-SIM support.
The full press release can be seen below:
ARCHOS unveils the ARCHOS 50d Helium, the newest member of its acclaimed Helium line of smartphones, featuring a superb slim design and superior power for pure performance.
“The 50d Helium represents our commitment to bringing 4G connectivity to everybody,” says Loic Poirer, CEO of ARCHOS. “The 50d Helium is a stylish smartphone with outstanding performance and an unbelievable price.”
The ARCHOS 50d Helium showcases an elegant and svelte design highlighted by clean lines and smooth edges. A stylish accessory and companion, it comes with two soft, stone finished interchangeable backs in Storm Blue and Stone Grey to perfectly match your taste.
The ARCHOS 50d Helium features a 5-inch HD IPS screen that accurately reproduces colors and contrasts for the most vivid images. Equipped with 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras, the ARCHOS 50d Helium is the perfect smartphone to immortalize any moment and capture epic selfies and clear visuals while video-chatting.
ARCHOS 50d Helium is powered by a Quad-Core SnapDragon 410 processor and 1GB of RAM. Blending power and energy efficiency, the 50d Helium also comes with 4G connectivity for blazing fast downloads, making it perfect for everyday use, including browsing the web, watching videos, and gaming.
To ensure a smooth and intuitive interface, ARCHOS equipped its newest smartphone with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the latest Android OS version featuring a variety of technologies to increase battery life. ARCHOS’ 5d Helium also has the convenience of being Dual SIM native, meaning that it supports multiple phone lines at the same time without the need to change SIM cards.
The ARCHOS 50d Helium will be available in July for $129.
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If you aren’t familiar with French smartphone and tablet manufacturer ARCHOS, perhaps now is a good time to do so. Over the past few years the company has aimed to produce high-quality software and hardware for a low price point, and it looks like its new offering does just that. ARCHOS has just unveiled the budget-friendly 50d Helium smartphone that may actually give other low cost smartphones a run for their money.
The 50d Helium offers up a 5.0-inch IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and microSD expansion. It also features a dual SIM card slot, 4G LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP front-facer and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The non-removable 2100mAh battery is perhaps the worst specification this device brings to the table, but I’m pretty sure the price point will make up for it as far as many users are concerned.
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The ARCHOS 50d Helium ships with two soft, “stone finished” interchangeable backplates in Storm Blue and Stone Grey color options, and will be available this July for just $129. ARCHOS didn’t reveal a specific release date for the device, so we’ll let you know when it becomes available.
So what do you think, is the 50d Helium worth $129? Or is that too much to ask? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments.
Do you remember the Archos 94 Magnus that was unveiled back at the beginning of the year? The tablet boasted a colossal 256GB of internal memory by default, plus room for another 128GB via a microSD card, making it ideal for the heavy media consumer. Unfortunately, Archos has decided to cancel the product, meaning that it won’t ever make it to store shelves.
The issue is very simply one of cost, the tablet was too expensive to produce, distribute and sell at a reasonable price that would entice consumers. Archos was planning to sell the tablet for around €299 ($340), but final retail prices were apparently ending up as high as €350 ($400), putting the tablet squarely in the higher price segment. Hence the decision to cancel the product.
Along with the super-sized internal memory, Archos also developed what it called “Fusion Storage” technology. This essentially combined regular internal memory and microSD storage solutions into a single memory partition seen by the OS.
Although 256GB of internal memory may have been enough to turn a few heads, the rest of the tablet’s specifications really don’t match up to the high price tag. The 94 Magnus would have shipped with a 9.4-inch 1280×800 pixel resolution display, 1.8GHz Cortex-A17 quad-core RockChip RK3288 SoC, 1.5GB of RAM, 5MP rear and VGA front camera, and a 6,400mAh battery.
While certainly not bare essential specifications, the 94 Magnus falls well behind other tablets in that price category and ended up as an overpriced mid-ranger. Given how relatively inexpensive micro-SD cards are these days and the amount of free cloud storage available, there are better deals out there if you need plenty of storage space.
Unfortunately for anyone who remains interested, the tablet is now listed as “unavailable” on Archos’ various European web pages and doesn’t look likely to be making a return. The other entries in the Magnus range also look to have suffered a similar fate.
Would you pay a premium for additional storage, or was the 94 Magnus doomed from the start?
Today ARCHOS announced the 50 Helium Plus and 55 Helium Plus, two new smartphones offering reasonably decent specs and looks at highly affordable price points. With large displays, built-in 4G technology, and space for two SIM cards, these phones really make full use of their lower-end specs and still manage to handle Google’s latest software, Android 5.1 Lollipop.
As their names suggest, the 50 Helium Plus comes with a 5-inch IPS display and the 55 Helium Plus sports a 5.5-inch IPS display, both with 1280 x 720 resolutions. Other specs include a 64-bit quad-core 1GHz MediaTek MT6735P with 1GB RAM, 8GB storage with microSD, a 13MP rear-facing camera, and a 5MP front-facing camera. The only major difference besides display size is the battery. The 5-inch model packs a 2,000mAh removable battery, while the 55 Helium Plus offers a 2,400mAh removable battery.
While none of the specs exactly impress, the pricing sure does. ARCHOS is charging just $109 for the 5-inch model and $139 for the 5.5-inch variant. Both models will be released in July 2015 in select markets. What do you think, anyone interested in picking either of these up?