Announced just before MWC in February 2016, the ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus, next flagship smartphone was expected to be available in May 2016. For the past days, there has been no sign of availability and ARCHOS did not provide any clear date on their social networks communications.
Latest update comes from the French website infos-mobiles.com which is mentioning that according to the manufacturer there has been a small problem in the fingerprint sensor integration with Android Marshmallow. For that reason the device release is delayed to June 2016, with supply in small quantities on ARCHOS online store. A larger availability thru retailers will be for August / September 2016.
Can’t wait ?
You might consider alternatives in the middle range smartphone segment such as the XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 currently available for less than $240 (210 €) from gearbest.com
XIAOMI Redmi Note 3 Pro specs:
- 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 Pixel display (403 PPI)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 64bit 1.8GHz Hexa Core CPU ( 2 x A72 + 4 x A53 )
- 3 GB RAM
- Adreno 510 GPU
- 4050 mAh battery
- 32 GB storage
- Rear camera 16.0MP with 78 degree wide-angle, f/2.0 aperture back camera
- front camera 5.0MP with f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
ARCHOS Diamond 2 Plus picture from ARCHOS.