Next to the announced Cesium range and the colorful Platinum smartphones, Archos also brought a few other new products to IFA 2014. While the 80b Xenon was already caught twice by our automated software package scanning for new Archos devices(1 & 2), the 70b Xenon is a model that we didn’t see before.
To start with the smaller one, Archos 70b Xenon is a small upgrade to the 70 Xenon model which brings Android 4.4 Kit-Kat OS. The design is unchanged and there is still a dual-core SoC with 512MB of RAM. Do not expect it to be in stores before November and Archos said that the RRP for the 70b Xenon will be around 99€.
The 80b Xenon is slightly bigger, comes with a faster SoC (quad-core this time), higher resolution screen and has aluminium casing. However, with the better specifications comes the higher price, as the 80b Xenon will retail for 159€. The 80b Xenon is the first of the two to hit the stores in October.
|Archos 70b Xenon||Archos 80b Xenon|
|Android version||Android 4.4 KitKat||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||Dual-Core MediaTek MTK8312 @1.3Ghz||Quad-Core MediaTek MTK6582 @1.3Ghz|
|Display||7.0″ IPS 1024 x 600||8.0″ IPS 1280 x 800|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
Micro USB 2.0
Micro USB 2.0
|Memory||512 MB||1 GB|
|Storage||4 GB||8 GB|
|3G||Yes, HSDPA up to 21Mbps||Yes, HSDPA up to 21Mbps|
Next to the 70b and 80b Xenon models, Archos is also preparing 79b, 101b and 101c Xenon tablets with 3G support. Stay tuned. 😉
Images source: http://mobile-review.com (Article: IFA 2014. Стенд Archos)