Archos isn’t waiting for Mobile World Congress to start to take the wraps off three Android tablets that will be displayed at this huge trade show. These will have a range of screen sizes, but prices that will come in under £120.
As often happens with tablets, the names for these models will coordinate with their display sizes: the 70 Oxygen will have a 7-inch one, the 80 Oxygen will include an 8-inch screen, and the 101b Oxygen will sport a 10.1-inch display.
Inexpensive models often have poor screens, but Archos will build an IPS display into these, and the resolution will be 1920 by 1080 pixels.
Each will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system. All are going to be powered by an A53 generation MTK8163 quad-core processor running at 1.3 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage.
The 7-inch model will have a 3000 mAh battery, the 8-inch version a 4500 mAh one, and the largest a 6000 mAh one.
Archos says the 70 Oxygen will cost £75 ($108) , the 80 Oxygen will be £99.99 ($144), and the 101b Oxygen will come in at £119 ($171). They are scheduled to be released in May.
Prototypes of these budget Android 6.0 tablets will be on display at Mobile World Congress 2016, which will run from February 22 to the 25 in Barcelona.