Archos adds the 8-inch Helium tablet to its 4G line-up

Archos adds the 8-inch Helium tablet to its 4G line-up

MWC 2014 might just be a couple of days away but that hasn’t stopped Archos from announcing a new slew of smartphones and tablets.

Headlining Archos’ latest line up of smart devices is the Archos 80 Helium 4G. The company claims it is is the world’s first 8-inch 4G tablet under £229.99 (about $382.99/AUS $ 426.33), slotting into its recently introduced series of 4G Helium devices.

For this affordable price users will get a 1024×768 IPS screen displaying a slightly aged Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Tucked underneath the eight-inch screen there’s a quad-core Archos A7 processor paired with an Adreno 305, 1GB of RAM, and 8GBs of storage.

Tablet camera connoisseurs will also be able to shoot photos with the tablet’s five-megapixel camera and two-megapixel front snapper. Archos has yet to announce when the 4G tablet will be shipping, but we’ve asked the French device maker and will update the post accordingly.

Going octo-core

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Archos also announced a few new phones along with the tablet including the 1.7 Ghz Cortex octa-core A7 powered Archos 50c Oxygen. Along with the multi-core chip, the 50c Oxygen is a Dual SIM device with a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 resolution screen.

Rounding out the devices’ specs are a Mali 450MP4 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GBs of storage. The 50c Oxygen is also outfitted with an eight-megapixel back camera and two-megapixel sensor in front. The Archos 50c Oxygen will be sold for £219.99 (about $366.34/AUS $407.79).

Coming with a similar set of cameras is the Archos 64 Xenon, a 6.4-inch phablet device packing a slightly more pedestrian 1.3 GHz quad-core A7. The phone has a Mali 400MP2 GPU and 1GB of RAM to help power its 1280 x 720 resolution display.

The Archos 64 Xenon will arrive later this year with 4GBs for storage for £199.99 (about $333.03/AUS $370.72).

The affordable entry

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Lastly, Archos introduced the it’s most budget-friendly device the 40b Titanium for only £99.99 (about $166.51/AUS $185.35). The meekly priced phone is also equipped as such with only a four-inch, 800 x 480 resolution screen.

Inside users will find a 1.3 GHz A7 chip with a Mali 400 GPU, plus 512 megabytes of ram and 4GBs of storage. The imaging options aren’t stellar but there is a five-megapixel sensor paired with a VGA front facing camera.

All the phones will come running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and will be available at a later yet to be announced dates. Until then stay tuned for our hands-on with Archos’ whole device lineup at MWC 2014.

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