Ahead of MWC 2016, Archos has announced the Diamond 2 Plus and Diamond 2 Note. Both phones are aimed at the European markets and feature metal bodies, high ends specs, and stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow at low price points.

The Diamond 2 Plus has the better specs of the two devices with a Mediatek Helio P10 octa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of flash storage. It has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display at 400 PPI with curved edges. It uses a 20.7MP rear-facing camera from Sony that supports 1080p video and has an 8MP front facer. Its 3000mAh battery can be charged via a USB Type C port, unlike other flagship devices coming out soon.

At 6-inches, the Diamond 2 Note has a larger 2560 x 1440 IPS display with 490 PPI. It uses an octa-core Mediatek X10, but only has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Its larger 3600mAh battery can be charged to 80% in just 45 minutes. Its 16MP rear facing camera supports shooting at 4K and has a wide angle 8MP camera.

Both phones use stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Archos throwing in one or two of their apps. The Plus costs £199 ($286) and comes in white and black, while the Note comes in at £199 ($357). Both devices will be available in European markets starting in May.


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