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.