ARCHOS 50 Diamond smartphone should hit store shelves in March


The ARCHOS 50 Diamond, future flagship 4G dual-SIM smartphone from the brand was was announced about 2 months ago and got recently covered at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. In a interview at the trade show, an ARCHOS representative has revealed to website that the 50 Diamond should be available on the market sometime in March 2015 for €199.


Here are the full ARCHOS 50 Diamond phone specifications:

Operating System Android 4.4.4 Kit-Kat
CPU Octo-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615:
Quad-Core @1.7 GHz Cortex A53 & Quad-Core @1 Ghz Cortex A53.
32-bit & 64-bit
GPU: Adreno 405
Flash Storage Memory Capacity: 16 GB
System Memory 2048 MB
Interfaces Micro USB 2.0: Mobile Transfer Protocol (MTP)
Micro SD slot (up to 64GB)
Display 5.0″ IPS
1920 x 1080 resolution – 440 ppi
GPS Yes + Galileo
interestingly, a Galileo global navigation satellite system GPS compatibility is announced on the ARCHOS Diamond, while most Galileo satellites aren’t yet launched and the navigation system is only expected to be fully operational by 2019 (according to Wikipedia)
Bluetooth 4.0
Camera Back: 16 MPx + LED Flash
no details given about the sensor type/brand for the 16 Mpixels rear camera
Front: 8 MPx
Dual-Sim 2x Micro Sim Dual Active
4G / LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600 MHz
3G / UMTS / WCDMA 900 / 2100 MHz
GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
Download speeds 4G / LTE (cat 4) 150 Mbps / 50 Mbps
DC-HSPA + 42 Mbps / 11 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes + Hotspot functionality + Wi-Fi Direct
Dimensions 146 x 70.4 x 8mm 
Weight 146g
Battery 2700 mAh
Included in the pack ARCHOS 50 Diamond
Battery + Charger
Hands-Free kit, Documentation, Warranty Information


A few more details were given in Clubic’s interview:

  • the device should run Android 5.0 Lollipop but will ship initially with Android 4.4 KitKat. Hopefully this will be respected, unlike the Android 4.4 Kitkat promised update for the ARCHOS 45-50 Helium phones
  • the 50 Diamond smartphone has a FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display which uses IPS screen technology
  • the included 2700 maH battery on the Diamond is not removable
  • the Diamond will be available in a single color, the flashy yellow one that you can see in the (rendered?) picture above

A black version is still visible on ARCHOS website product gallery website:


Thanks (in French) for the CES interview.

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