Archos announces rugged budget tablet powered by Android 7.0 Nougat

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!

Source: Archos via Android Authority

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