Archos was present at the Mobile World Congress in a booth located in Hall 6, a few steps from Wiko. We were able to discover the latest news, and we were particularly interested in the Archos Diamond.
Archos is still a partner of Nubia, but the French brand told me that the catalog of the beginning of the year 2019 was not interesting to consider a marketing of one of the products announced in France. As a reminder, Nubia unveiled a curious smartphone watch with a foldable screen.
The Archos Diamond is interesting on several points. Its price already, 299 euros. For this price positioning, Archos relies on the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC (like the Condor Allure X). MediaTek's high-end SoC, however, is not up to Qualcomm's solutions, so expect the performance of a Snapdragon 7xx.
Probably what impressed us most is the design of the camera: its back is a bit like the Oppo Find X, but with a retractable camera. There is also an optical fingerprint sensor integrated into the large 6.39-inch AMOLED display in Full HD + definition. Finally, the battery capacity is 3400 mAh. At the back, it's a module of three cameras that is present … with ultra-wide angle.
The Archos Diamond therefore sports a list of interesting features with a bold design. When we took control, we were nevertheless hampered by the noise of the retractable camera. Archos assured us that this is a prototype, the device will be marketed in two months (May 2019). Hope the finish is flawless for its launch. In short, interesting … we will try to test it.
Finally, we also saw a strange smartphone with a disproportionate notch.
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