With Mobile World Congress 2017 just around the corner, many companies including LG have started debuting their products ahead of the event. Another such company is Archos, which has unveiled a rugged tablet powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, and designed with budget customers in mind.
The Archos 101 Saphir is designed mostly for budget-conscious customers who want to use their tablets outdoors. Archos claims that its tablet is for "everyone out there", saying that the device is water, dust and drop-resistant. However, on the technical specifications end, the Archos 101 Saphir is very modest. The full list of specifications and features include:
- Display: 10.1-inch IPS LCD, 1280 x 800 pixels
- Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
- CPU: Mediatek MT8163, Quad core @ 1.3 GHz, Cortex A53
- GPU: ARM Mali T720 MP2
- RAM: 1GB
- Storage: 16GB (expandable via microSD card up to 128GB)
- Camera: 5MP rear, 2MP front-facing
- Ports and sensors: 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C, USB OTG, Micro-HDMI, G-sensor, Accelerometer
- Connectivity: b/g/n with Wi-Fi hotspot capability, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0
- Battery: 6,000mAh
The Archos 101 Saphir is slated for a release in June and while Archos hasn't revealed pricing details as of yet, the specifications indicate that the 101 Saphir is targeted at budget-conscious consumers. The company plans to show off the device in the flesh at Mobile World Congress 2017 in a few days.
Neowin will be on-site at MWC 2017 to bring you the news as it happens, stay tuned!