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Archos Diamond Omega: shine brightly with this flagship killer

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You heard that right, Archos Diamond Omega is set to shake the world this November 20th with its impending release to the market.

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You may not have heard of Archos before, so let’s cover some background about this company. It is a French multinational electronics company that was established in 1988 by Henri Crohas. Archos manufactures tablets, smartphones, portable media players and portable data storage devices. For those residing outside of Europe, there’s a big chance that you may never have heard of them.

This will be the first time that Archos will be entering the high-end flagship market space, as they seem to be targeting more of the entry-level and mid-range market. In fact, the latest release of Diamond Alpha a few months ago was one of its more adventurous devices:

  • 5.2-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 1920 pixels or ~424 ppi pixel density
  • Metal body
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 chipset, Octa-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Adreno 510 graphics and 4GB RAM
  • Dual 13MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 16MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to 256GB maximum
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2950 mAh battery
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • July 2017 release date
  • 349 Euro or ~$399 USD price tag

With the Diamond Alpha, you can expect a good mid-range smartphone with a great dual 13MP primary camera, good selfie camera and good performance to boot. The only thing slacking is on its dated Marshmallow OS.

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Well then, let’s get acquainted with the Diamond Omega and see its offerings as per below:

  • 5.-73 Full HD LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2040 pixels, 17:9 ratio or ~403 ppi density
  • Front/back glass & metal frame
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo) processor, Adreno 540 graphics and 8GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture + 23 MP, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, 2x lossless zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • Dual 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 128GB internal storage with no expansion slot
  • DTS-HD audio
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery with Fast battery charging 50% in 25 minutes (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Android Nougat 7.1
  • November 20th, 2017 release date
  • 500 Euro or ~$579 USD price tag

First up, you will marvel at its large although unconventional 5.73-inch Full HD LTPS IPS screen with an interesting 17:9 ratio. When everyone is raring to release their smartphone with Fullview Display 18:9 ratio, you can say that Diamond Omega almost reached there. It will immerse you as you watch your favourite videos or play your favourite games on it. It is also ultra-bright that you can still be able to see the screen even when in direct sunlight. With a metal body wrapping it up, it will surely make heads turn.

Moving on to the performance, you will get nothing but the best from the Diamond Omega. Under the hood of the smartphone will be the high-end Snapdragon 835, a fast octa-core processor, great graphics and an amazing 8GB RAM. Expect it to blaze through anything that you throw at it, and still left some for more.

Camera-wise, this is where you will get the best feature out of the Diamond Omega. The dual 12MP+23MP primary camera is fantastic, with the 12MP camera sporting Sony IMX362 sensor and the 23MP camera sporting Sony IMX318 sensor. Then there’s the dual 5MP selfie camera as well that lets you have the bokeh effect even when taking selfies. You should expect to capture one of the best pictures from a camera smartphone with this device.

Regarding storage, 128GB of internal storage is available on the Diamond Omega. With no expansion slot available, you will have to turn to cloud storage and USB on-the-go.

For those who love listening to music, get ready for an immersive sound experience with the available DTS-HD audio that provides for crystal clear music.

As for the battery, you might think that the 3100 mAh battery not enough for a smartphone this big and powerful; but it should do just fine. Whenever you are low on battery, just activate the new NeoPower 3.0 power saving mode where it allows for to 3 hours of additional battery life.

Finally, Diamond Omega will be running on Android Nougat 7.0 operating system. With the latest Oreo 8.0 becoming more mainstream, not sure whether it will get the update anytime soon.

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Conclusion:

Archos Diamond Omega might be an unknown smartphone, but it will do everything it can to burst into the international scene. Such amazing specs for such an amazing price. Large 5.73-inch Full HD IPS screen, beautiful metal body, high-end hardware with 8GB RAM, amazing four cameras, great audio and large 128GB internal storage. It will give other smartphones a run for their money.

Archos Diamond Omega's pre-order has already started and will be released on November 20th, 2017. It will be available for 500 Euro or ~$579 USD and only comes in Dark Blue colour.

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