Archos unveiled a new tablet today, in the pre MWC 2017 spree they always pulled over the past years. This time it’s an affordable rugged slate known as the Archos 101 Saphir and priced at just $158.
This is an Android model, that may well come under the codename Kodak, since Archos is working with that firm lately. The 101 Saphir is a 10.1 incher that will arrive before the summer, at least in Europe. The device will also have a keyboard dock in the mix, probably sold separately and it runs Android 7.0 Nougat, in a clean and stock version.
Specs are rather modest: 1 GB of RAM, a quad core MediaTek MT8163 1.3 GHz CPU of yesteryear and a HD screen resolution. We also get WiFi, a 6000 mAh battery and a 5 MP back camera, plus a 2 MP front cam. GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 are in the mix too, plus 16 GB of storage. Modern features are the USB Type C port and micro HDMI port. Of course the selling point remains the resilience to water, dust and drops.