Archos debuts 8-inch Archos 80 Xenon 3G tablet
As part of the French manufacturer’s Elements Series, Archos is introducing its new 80 Xenon tablet. The 8-inch slate comes with an IPS display, 3G/2G and Wi-Fi connectivity, and appears to sport an earpiece speaker similar to that of the Asus Fonepad. The 80 Xenon comes with a 4:3 aspect ratio 1024 x 768 pixel display, landing the tablet in iPad Mini territory.
The Google-certified Archos 80 Xenon is equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4. The processor cores are clocked at 1.2 GHz and paired with an Adreno 203 GPU. Other specs include 4 GB of flash memory, 1 GB RAM, and a microSD card slot that can handle up to 64 GB of extra storage.
Dimensions are 213 x 155 x 11.3 mm (8.4’’ x 6.1’’ x 0.44’’) and the tablet weighs in at 440g (nearly 1 pound). There’s a 2 megapixel shooter on the back of the device and a front facing webcam of unspecified resolution. The Archos 80 Xenon has a 3.5mm audio jack, 1x microUSB 2.0, but unfortunately lacks HDMI-out. Confusingly, the company only mentions one speaker even though the pictures below appear to tell a different story. Also not mentioned is the tablet’s Bluetooth version number.
The US version of the press release states the Archos 80 Xenon will be going for $200 while the UK version is showing a price of £160. The 8-inch tablet will be shipping worldwide sometime in June.
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