Archos Diamond announced with a pop-up selfie cam and UD fingerprint reader

Ro, 22 February 2019

Archos went all in the last few days with a slew of new phones, but the Archos Diamond appears to be the most interesting of the bunch. And don't confuse it with last year's Diamond Omega. The 2019 Diamond is a totally different device and doesn't success the Omega from last year. This one's a mid-range device with high-end features.

Right off the bat, we can see that the Archos Diamond has a full-screen, notch-less display because the front-facing camera is hidden in a motorized pop-up unit. The display itself is 6.39-inch AMOLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. A fingerprint reader is placed under the panel, which is a nice addition to the specs sheet.

The chipset is MediaTek's new mid-range Helio P70 aided by 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of internal storage with support for up to 128GB microSD cards.

The back houses a 16MP main camera with f/1.7 aperture and a secondary 5MP shooter for depth sensing. The pop-up selfie camera is 8MP with f/2.0 opening.

A 3,400 mAh battery is in charge of keeping the lights on and supports Mediatek's 18W Pump express charging with a USB-C charger. The handset also supports wireless charging and launches with Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.

The price of the Diamond is €299 and will be made available in Europe starting May.

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Reader comments

  • krinox75
  • 15 Mar 2019
  • 36x

I love archos products because they have the ability to implement reliable products at a reduced price. And the new generations are always integrating a value for money more and more efficient since always. I have my archos diamond 2 selfie and it wo...

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Feb 2019
  • LEi

Lower capacity, as you said. Also no pop up camera, no amoled, no UD fingerprint scanner... It's better as a functional device, but this one is more attractive. Which, at the end of the day, is the most important thing to a casual smartphone use...

  • Anonymous
  • 23 Feb 2019
  • Su8

"....price of the Diamond is €299..." hmmm.. why would I choose this phone over, let's say, an "old" Pocophone F1 which I've seen for €309? Okay, that F1 is the model with 64GB but even then...

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