ARCHOS takes the wraps off new Diamond Plus smartphone just in time for IFA


Following its announcement of the Diamond S, 50e Helium, 50 Cesium and Diamond Tab last week, ARCHOS has today unveiled yet another smartphone in its rapidly-growing IFA 2015 lineup of devices, the Diamond Plus.

In terms of specifications, the Plus packs a 5-inch Full HD display, a 1.5GHz MediaTek octa-core 64-bit SoC, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable memory, a 16MP rear-facing cameraScreen Shot 2015-09-02 at 09.30.43, an 8MP front-facing shooter and a 2,850mAh battery.

The handset will run the latest build of Lollipop straight out of the box. However, like previous smartphones manufactured by the French company, it won’t come with a custom user interface on board, thereby giving users the opportunity to enjoy pure Android.

With regards to pricing and availability, the Diamond Plus will retail for $275 in the United States, £179 in the United Kingdom and Rs. 18,299 in India when it launches in these regions mid-November.

If you’re attending IFA and would like to see a demonstration of this device, it will be on ARCHOS’ stand at the conference starting Friday, September 4.

About the Author: Josh Levenson

Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.