Archos on Tuesday unveiled its new selfie-focused smartphone ahead of IFA 2016. The Archos 55 Diamond Selfie has been priced at EUR 199.99 (approximately Rs. 15,000) for the 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage model which will go on sale starting September. The company also announced a Lite version of the Archos 55 Diamond Selfie smartphone featuring 3GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage priced at EUR 179.99 (approximately Rs. 13,500) which will go on sale in October.
The smartphone will be available to buy via the company's website as well as through its distribution's channel worldwide. The Archos 55 Diamond Selfie will be also showcased at IFA 2016 in Berlin, which kicks off on Friday.
The new 55 Diamond Selfie smartphone sports Dragontrail glass on the front and back. Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) processor clocked at 1.4GHz, the smartphone runs near stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It comes with features like Now on Tap, app permissions, and Doze.
It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display. It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). It measures 155x76.6x7.7mm and weighs 184 grams. The Archos 55 Diamond Selfie sports an 8-megapixel front camera and comes with screen flash feature. There is a 16-megapixel rear camera with an LED flash. The rear camera can record videos at 1080p. Archos touts that the rear camera comes equipped with Qualcomm's Ubifocus technology. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, 3G, GPRS/ EDGE, GPS/ A-GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. The handset is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology. The handset also sports a fingerprint sensor on the rear panel.