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Archos' slick new Oxygen tablet trio will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Archos' slick new Oxygen tablet trio will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Archos has taken the wraps off a trio of new tablets, each of which will run Android 6 Marshmallow right off the bat. The Oxygen range will comprise the 7-inch 70 Oxygen, the 8-inch 80 Oxygen and larger, 101b Oxygen with a 10.1-inch panel. 

Archos will be showcasing the three slabs at MWC, at which point we will be able to get a better look at the design. For now, we know that each model will be similarly equipped in every aspect bar size. Under the hood, the Oxygen Archos tablets will host MediaTek's MT8163 quad-core 64-bit SoC clocked at 1.3 GHz, Mali 720 MP2 graphics and a healthy 2 GB RAM. 

Each will include 16 GB of on-board storage, though unfortunately, there will be no microSD slot. That's quite a big limitation for those who like to store music and other content, even for a general, middle-of-the-road slab. As far as connectivity is concerned, there's no cellular, but rather Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. 

Archos' slick new Oxygen tablet trio will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The Oxygen 70 will include a 3000 mAh battery, the Oxygen 80 a 4500 mAh juice pack, and the 101b will be furnished with a 6000 mAh battery. Considering the modest specs and the WUXGA (1200 x 1920) display resolution on each, these tablets are clearly built for the general user, and should have the endurance to last many hours without break. 

Said to be hitting the market in May, the new Oxygen range will be priced at €99.99 ($111), €129.99 ($145), €179.99 ($200) from bottom to top.

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posted on 16 Feb 2016, 13:58

1. XDAdam (Posts: 112; Member since: 03 Feb 2016)


$145 for the 8" with those specs is a nice price for a child/school/budget tablet.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:23

2. T-Dizzle (Posts: 106; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Just couldn't do 32gb on the big one huh.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:36

3. Techist (Posts: 227; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


Mali-T720 MP2. Yeah, let's just say any slight interest evaporated right there.

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 23:05

6. dazed1 (Posts: 322; Member since: 28 Jul 2015)


+1...

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 14:48

4. cancalosi (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Feb 2016)


16gb and no micro sd card = not good Archos

posted on 16 Feb 2016, 15:43

5. S.R.K. (banned) (Posts: 678; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


Slick tablet is known by sharp rectangular design, rather than curved corners.
A great tablet ruined by rubbish specs.

posted on 17 Feb 2016, 01:17

7. Mrmark (Posts: 268; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


No micro SD .... Its Marshmallow for crying out loud !

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