Archos 50 Diamond is a phone fan's best friend

Diamonds are 4G with this smartphone that packs LTE speeds, an octa-core processor and a full-HD screen.

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They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, and at less than £200 for 4G and an octa-core processor, the Archos 50 Diamond looks pretty friendly for boys and girls alike.

The 50 Diamond is a new 4G LTE smartphone from French manufacturer Archos. It sports a 5-inch, full-HD screen and it's due to go on sale in the UK in 2015. Release dates and prices for other countries are yet to be confirmed, but the UK price converts to around $300 or AU$380.


Inside the Diamond is an octa-core processor backed up by 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal storage to save your music, movies, apps and snaps. Those pics are captured by a 16-megapixel camera.

We'll have a chance to examine the 50 Diamond for flaws at CES 2015, the annual technology trade show where the world's gadget manufacturers gather to show off their wares for the coming year. Keep it CNET for all the first impressions, hands-on videos and glossy photos of the Diamond and all the coolest technology coming your way in the new year.