Archos has officially announced new Andorid tablet on the Element series, the Archos 97 Xenon. Like the predecessor, the 97 Carbon Tablet, this model also comes with thin (0.45 thick) and light (650 g) design with brushed aluminum casing and sports 9.7 inch IPS display, but the 97 Xenon tablet has improving hardware configurations for smoother and faster performance, as well as better multimedia experience.
The 9.7 inch High Definition IPS (In-Plane Switching) touchscreen display also offers 4:3 aspect ratio, 16 million colors and a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixel. With the integrated Quad-Core Mali-400 as graphics accelerator, the company promises users will get bright, crisp and vivid color when they playing games, read document or email, watching movies or steraming video. Of course, Archos 97 Xenon also support 5 points Multi Touch and built in with VGA front facing camera with integarted microphone for face to face video commuincation or self prtraits, as well as 2.0 megapixel rear camera that located on the back for capture photos or shoot video, as well as built-in speakers for audio experience.
Inside, it has higher processor than it’s sibling with a 1.4 Qualcomm MSM8255 Cortex A8 processor. It incorporated with 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD card slot up to 32GB) and preinstalled with Android 4.0 aka Android Ice Cream sandwich for operating system, In term of size, it measures 248 x 188 x 11.5 mm and has weighs at 650g (22.9 oz) make it comfortable to carry around with. The Lithium Polymer battery offers up to 20 hours of music playback and up to 8 hours of video playback on single charge.
In term of port and connectivity, the 9.7 inch Archos tablet also integrated with 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro USB slave 2.0, USB port 2.0, microSD card slot for memory expansion, GPS, 802.11 b/g/n WLAN and SIM card slot for 3G connectivity. Unfortunately, no word on pricing have been released yet, but according the rumors, the potential buyers can buy the Archos 97 Carbon Tablet with price tag below 350EUR. If you interested, you can check details specs and features below
Archos 97 Xenon Tablet Details Specifications and Features
Processor : 1.4GHZ Qualcomm MSM8255 ARM Cortex A8
Operating System : Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Storage : 4 GB, microSD Card up to 32GB
RAM : 512 Mb
Display : 9.7 inch IPS display (1024 x 768), Capacitive 5 points MultiTouch Screen 16 million colors
Camera : VGA Front facing, 2.0 MP Rear Camera
Audio : built in speaker, microphone
Sensor : Gravity
Audio Files : MP3, WAV, OGG, FLAC
Video Files : avi, .mp4, MPEG-4, MPEG-42 – 30 fps, H.264 up to 720p resolution – 30 fps
Interface Port : 3.5mm headphone jack, Micro USB slave 2.0, USB port 2.0, microSD card slot
Connectivity : GPS, Wifi 802.11 b/g/, 3G support
Gravity Sensor Yes
Dimension : 248 x 188 x 11.5 mm
Weight : 650g (22.9 oz)
Battery : Lithium Polymer battery
Features : GMail, GTalk, GMaps, YouTube, Google Play Market