Archos announces three more Titanium dual-core tablets with Jelly Bean, priced from $119
Archos has just revealed that it has been working on an entire range of Titanium tablets. The first one of those to get unveiled was the Archos 97 Titanium HD, which incidentally is also the most expensive of the bunch, since it packs a ‘Retina-like’ display with 2048×1536 resolution.
However, it isn’t the sole representative of the Titanium brand anymore. It’s soon going to be joined on the market by the Archos 70 Titanium, Archos 80 Titanium, and Archos 101 Titanium.
As you may have guessed, the numbers inside those names represent screen sizes. So the 70 Titanium is a 7-inch tablet, the 80 Titanium is an 8-incher, and the 101 Titanium has a 10.1-inch screen.
The specs for each tablet haven’t been released yet, but all of them come with the same 1.6 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core GPU and 1080p Full HD video decoding support. All of the screens will be IPS, and all the tablets will be made out of aluminium (and not titanium, strangely). They will all get the full Google Apps suite, including the Play Store. And they’re all going to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from day one.
The Archos 70 Titanium will be priced at $119 in the US, £99 in the UK, and €119 in Continental Europe.
The Archos 80 Titanium will cost $169, £149, and €169, respectively.
Finally, the 101 Titanium will retail for $199, £169, and €199 in the aforementioned territories.
Archos also let us know how much the previously announced 97 Titanium HD tablet will be sold for: $249, £199, and €249. That’s exactly half price compared to the full size iPad that also comes with the same resolution screen.
Aggressive pricing as always from Archos, nothing really new here. Despite the lack of specifics regarding the hardware packed inside these tablets, if we were to guess, we’d say that the 7″ one will come with 1024×600 resolution, the 8-incher with 1024×768, and the 10.1-inch offering will sport an 1280×800 touchscreen.
All of them will probably get 8 GB of built-in storage space expandable via microSD cards, and 1 GB of RAM. There could be two cameras on each device. The 97 Titanium HD has a 5 MP rear unit, and a 2 MP front-facing snapper, so those may be making their way to the rest of the range too. Obviously, considering the pricing, all of these will be Wi-Fi-only – no mobile data connectivity built-in.
Over the past year or so, Archos has differentiated itself in the Android tablet world by offering very decently-specced slates for incredibly low prices – and this Titanium range really is no different. The tablets do, however, look a lot better than some previous efforts from the French company, so they may appeal to more people.