There are more handsets sporting 2K display and fast octacore processor today, but most of them don’t come cheap, or if you want cheaper options, you’d be tied to telco’s contract. Here’s where ARCHOS Diamond 2 Note comes in. It costs a modest $269 and yet it is packed with a list of awesome features, including a large, bezel-less 6” IPS display with 2K resolution, a 64-bit octacore chip with 8x 2GHz processor and PowerVR 6200 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB onboard storage, 16MP f2.0 fast focus camera with dual LED flash, 8MP 84-degree wide angle BSI sensor front camera, 4K videoing capability (at 30fps), LTE and 4G CAT 4, 3,610 mAh battery, fast charge support (80% charge in 45 minutes), plus the garden variety of sensors.
There’s no mention of microSD slot though, so we are going assume that it does not have one. Unlike the recently introduced Oxygen series we featured, Diamond 2 Note will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow – all for 269 bucks. The device will be available in May, but for now, ARCHOS has brought it to Mobile World Congress, where you can find it at booth 1G29 in Hall 1. Oh and one more thing. It is about the size. Though the device has a huge 6-inch display, but thanks to its optimized screen to body ratio, it managed to keep the physical size to around that of a 5.5” smartphone (bezel-less really helps a ton here). And as far as aesthetic is concern, we thought it looks pretty sleek too.