Latest Elements tablet: ARCHOS 97 Titanium HD with high resolution screen (2048 x 1536) available now [Update]

With the Archos 97 Titanium HD, a new Elements tablet has just appeared on the manufacturer’s website, this time with a 9.7 inches retina like resolution IPS screen (2048×1536) According to the site specifications, it offers dual camera (2 & 5 MPixels), 1 GB of RAM and is powered by a Dual Core ARM Cortex A9 running at 1.6 GHz with a Quadcore Mali 400 GPU (probably a RK3066 SoC).
No price or availability dates have been announced.

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Update 2012/01/07: The ARCHOS 97 Titanium is now available on ARCHOS Store: at a price of 299.99 € or £ 249.98

ARCHOS 97 Titanium specifications

Operating SystemAndroid 4.1, “Jelly Bean”
CPUARM Cortex A9 dual-core at 1.6GHz
quad-core GPU Mali 400 MP4
Flash Storage MemoryCapacity 8 Gb
System Memory1024 Mb
Additional storageMicro SD slot (SDHC compatible)
DisplayIPS screen 9.7’’, resolution up to 2048 x 1536 pixels
10 points capacitive multitouch
BluetoothNo
Wifi802.11
Gravity SensorYes
Camera2Mp (front facing)
5Mp (back facing, with auto focus)
GPSNo
HDMINo
InterfacesMicro USB slave
USB host 2.0: Mass Storage Class (MSC)
MicroSD slot compatible with 64 GB cards
Android Market / Google PlayYes (the device is Google Certified)
KickstandNo
Dimensions240 mm x 184 mm x 9 mm (9.4’’ x 7.2’’ x 0.35’’)
Weight640g (22.5 oz)

Our opinion about the ARCHOS97 Titanium HD

We are quite hesitant with this kind of setup, having some experience with the Cube U9GT5 tablet which offers a similar configuration. Based on our feedback with the Cube and current firmware available on this machine (and other models with identical hardware: Chuwi V99, Visture V4HD, Yuandao N90 FHD) we have the feeling that current processor speed is just too limited to handle the high resolution of the screen. We believe that a Quadcore CPU preferably with ARM Cortex A15 or A7 architecture would be more appropriate.

Here is a quick video showing the HD screen on the Cube U9GT5.


ARCHOS 80 Titanium

AMAZON UKUsually dispatched within 24 hours£ 115
AMAZON DEVersandfertig in 1 – 2 Werktagen180.85 EUR
AMAZON FRHabituellement expédié sous 24 h143.45 EUR
AMAZON IT128.53 EUR