The Archos low-cost tablet lineup ushers in an 8-inch IPS screen product, which is the Archos 80 Xenon. The tablet runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) system, the screen resolution is 1024×768, and it’s with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2.0 million pixel rear camera, 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM. In addition, it provides a MicroSD card slot, and it supports up to 64GB storage capacity.
The Archos 80 Xenon is a 3G and WiFi equipment, and the shipping time is in June. It’s sold at the price of ￡ 159.99 ($ 244.80), and its competitors are the entry-level Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire.
Interestingly, the introduction of Archos says the 80 Xenon is a “non-SIM card lock” device, which means that the user can choose any operators. Although the company did not mention, the device may also be able to call like the Samsung Tab. In that case, the product will be very attractive.
Unlike other entry-level tablets, the 80 Xenon provides complete wireless connectivity and other features, including Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, GPS and FM radio.