Archos introduces a trio of budget Android tablets before MWC 2014 slog

Archos introduces a trio of budget Android tablets before MWC 2014 slog

MWC 2014 is nearly here and we’re already getting a trio of new Android tablets from Archos.

The French electronics firm’s latest additions include the 10-inch Archos 101 Neon as well as the nine-inch 90 Neon. However Leading off the new tablets is the 9.7-inch Archos 97 Neon.

While the 97 Neon looks the part of another iPad Air competitor, it only has a middling 1024 x 768 resolution screen. Underneath the glossy display there’s a quad-core Archos A9 1.6GHz processor and quad-core Mali 400 MP4 GPU with 1GB of RAM.

The 97 Neon comes with 8GB storage running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean plus an expandable memory through a microSD card. Tablet photographers will find a 2MP back camera and then take selfies with the 0.3MP front shooter.

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On the slightly larger side of things, Archos also announced the 10.1-inch 101 Neon. With a 1024 x 600 resolution, the 101 Neon has an uncommon 10:6 aspect ratio for viewing widescreen media.

There’s a quad-Core A9 1.4GHz processor tucked inside along with quad-core GPU and 1GB RAM. The tablet lacks a back camera but users will be able to video chat with the front facing webcam.

Finally, for the budget conscious Archos has the new nine-inch screen 90 neon. The tablet has a slightly more traditional, albeit extremely low, 800 x 480 resolution, but it still shares the same hardware loadout as the 101 Neon.

Along with these similarities the two also come with 8GBs of internal storage expandable through a microSD card slot and come running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

We’ve contacted Archos for the yet to be announced availability and prices for the new tablets and will update the post once we hear back.

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