The Archos 97 Xenon, the second tablet from the Elements line of products does not seem to be very popular, not much has been said on this 3G tablet since it has been released a few weeks ago. Thanks to the FCC we now have a few pictures of the tablet internals to learn more details about the tablet specifications.
Inside the Archos 97 XenonThe following pictures show somes details about the Archos 97 Xenon chipset:
Qualcomm PM8058: power management IC
TriQuint TQM7M5013: Quad-Band GSM / GPRS / EDGE-Linear Power Amplifier Module made for use with Qualcomm QTR/RTR8600 WEDGE solutions
Atheros AR6003: Single-chip 802.11b/g/n WiFi
Qualcomm QTR8200: RF Transceiver
The 97 Xenon seems to be sourced from Foxda manufacturer in China, with model Foxda 8933.
The tablet system on a chip (SoC) on this machine is described as a Qualcomm Snapdragon running at 1.4 GHz, probably a processor from the Snapdragon S2 family such as the MSM8255 or similar (MSM7230, MSM7630, APQ8055, MSM8655)
BatteryThe FCC page listing the equipment mentions a 3.7 V, 3 000 mAh battery, which we can see in the internals pictures below. There seem to be a second battery on the picture, which would be quite necessary to give a decent battery life due to the IPS screen and the 3G components on this tablet.
Archos 97 Xenon specifications
Our opinionSpecifications wise, the Xenon appears to be quite limited, with 512 Mb of memory and a relatively old processor. The Archos 97 Xenon is available on Archos Store only in some countries and currently sells at €329, a price we are judging quite high for a device of that kind, which does not make the Xenon look very attractive even compared to an older Archos G9 tablet with the internal 3G Stick.
Via Jbmm.fr (in French)