Archos has unveiled the Archos Diamond Alpha. This smartphone is not completely new, since it is in reality the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini, already available in China. This smartphone has been renamed as part of its distribution in France.
The Archos Diamond Alpha.
The French Archos has unveiled its new phone, the Archos Diamond Alpha. This one is quite special. Why ? Because it is in fact the Nubia Z17 Mini, the derived modest Nubia Z17 recently unveiled in China. The French model gives exactly the same characteristics. The design is also very similar with very slight changes.
The Archos Diamond Alpha and the ZTE Nubia Z17 Mini coast to coast.
To adapt to the tastes of the users western, Archos has made to disappear the frame golden chinese model, to be replaced by a dark, more sober. The same goes for the ring around the fingerprint reader located at the rear, as well as for the registration legal in your lower back.
Minimal differences between the two smartphones.
Apart from that, the Archos Diamond, Alpha like all the points in the Nubia Z17 Mini. It sports a very classic design on the front. We note the presence of a small home button capacitive in the form of a round under the screen of 5.2 inch (Full HD). The other two navigation buttons are invisible and are willing to share and other.
The right button is used to go back and start the mutlifenêtre when it remains pressed. The button on the left allows you to access the quick settings to change the wallpaper or add widgets. The smartphone is thin enough and pleasant in the hand. At the rear, the render is polished with a metal back. The dual sensor photo ranks at the top left.
Double photo sensor of 13 MP.
Inside of the Archos Diamond Alpha, there is a Snapdragon 652 coupled to 4 Gb of RAM and 64 Gb of storage space. Battery side, it should count on a capacity of 2 950 mAh.
Dual photo sensor
The smartphone also features a dual photo sensor of 13 megapixels. Was fun to take a picture from our balcony.
Beautiful colors in this photo.
The device is doing quite well and the image is quite clean as a whole (the focus was made on the flank of the arch). Note, however, a detail so strange : the sky is noisy. Weird…
Image actual size : you can see a sky that is very noisy.
This strategy has paid off for Archos ?
The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, combined with the interface Nubia UI 4 which does not propose that the drawer of applications. All in all, the experience is quite fluid, but it is hoped that the update to Android 7.0 Nougat will not have to wait too much. Finally, we note the presence of two speakers, a connector, USB Type-C and an output jack.
Archos probably wants to score a big hit by offering a smartphone Nubia, this brand is very expected in France. The French did it well to distribute the phone under a different name ? It is far too early to pronounce on this subject and it will have to wait to see if the terminal is successful, the level of sales.
Note that the Archos Diamond Alpha will launch at 349 euros in July (with a discount of 50 euro at the start of the commercialization). A affordable rate which should convince some users to be interested in this product.
The other three smartphones announced
The other three smartphones have also been announced : the Archos Diamond Gamma (5.5-inch), Sense 55S (5.5 inches) and Sense 50X (5 inches). These terminals are sold respectively at 199, 249 and 169 euros.
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