8-inch Archos 80 Xenon tablet with stock Android unveiled

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Archos, one of the Android manufacturer known for releasing budget top-notch tablets has expanded its ‘Elements’ tablet lineup with the introduction of their newest member, the Archos 80 Xenon.

At 8-inches with an ISP display featuring a fairly low resolution of 1024 x 768, this new model doesn’t bring a lot to the table but it sports a bang-for-buck SoC which hasn’t saw any major action in the Android ecosystem.

Snapdragon S4 Play

The chip is a Snapdragon S4 Play (probably the┬áMSM8225Q) with four Cortex-A5 cores ticking at 1.2GHz coupled with the Adreno 203 GPU and 1GB of RAM which is pretty much what you’d expect from such a tablet.

It also packs 4GB of internal storage expandable to 64GB via the MicroSD slot. Other than that it also sports a 2MP rear camera as well as a webcam. Connectivity features include GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G and Bluetooth.

On the software side you’ll find vanilla Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean which we consider as a letdown given that most manufacturers have already starting adopting Android 4.2, but that’s a fair compromise judging from the relatively low price of that gadget.