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

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. 

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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7 Comments

1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

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

2. T-Dizzle

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

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

3. Techist

Posts: 311; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

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

6. dazed1

Posts: 805; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

+1...

4. cancalosi

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

16gb and no micro sd card = not good Archos

5. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

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

7. Mrmark

Posts: 400; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

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

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