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MWC 2017 | Archos 101 Saphir rugged tablet now official

Archos 101 Saphir rugged Android tablet
Archos 101 Saphir
This upcoming slate has a 10.1-inch display, using a MediaTek processor next to 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The 101 Saphir is IP54-certified for protection from the elements, also featuring a shock-proof body.

Archos is a French company well-known for its affordable Android devices. Being one of the first companies to launch a tablet powered by Google's mobile operating system, Archos is now ready to bring a rugged tablet to MWC, its launch being scheduled for June.

Archos 101 Saphir is closely related to the already unveiled 50 Saphir smartphone and offers the following highlights:

  • Processor: 1.3 GHz 64-bit MediaTek MT8163 SoC with Mali-T720 MP2 graphics
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage
  • Display: 10.1-inch IPS with 1,280X800 pixels
  • Cameras: 2 MP front, 5 MP back
  • Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C, micro HDMI
  • Operating system: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Battery: 6,000 mAh

According to the official press release, Archos subsidiary Logic Instrument was in charge of designing the new tablet, the result being a rugged casing that protects from drops up to 1 meter high, dust and water splashes (as specified by the IP54 standard).

Archos 101 Saphir will be on display next week at MWC 2017 in hall 6, booth #B60. More information on the final specs, pricing, and availability should become available at launch.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-25 (Update: 2017-02-25)