Archos Announces 80 Helium 8-inch 4G Tablet for Under $250

Archos is hoping to make a big splash at MWC this year. The company has a fistful of Androids devices ready for Barcelona but just one of them is a tablet. Archos' 8-inch tablet packs 4G support and a price tag that matches most smartphones.

The 80 Helium 4G is a tablet based on a Qualcomm MSM8926 SoC with a quad core CPU clocked to 1.2 GHz and Adreno 305 graphics. It too has 8 GB of internal storage, MIcroSD support, 1 GB of RAM and two cameras. In back you’ve got a 5-megapixel affair and up front there’s a 2-megapixel lens for video calls. As the name suggests, this tablet is 4G compatible, but it also features WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The battery is a 3,500 mAh unit, which is a respectable size, though there are some smartphones with bigger packs (hey, Ascend Mate 2). This device will cost $249 at launch.

Stay tuned for hands on from the show floor at MWC in Barcelona!

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  • patrick47018
    1GB of RAM ruins it for me..
  • Chris Droste
    so...maybe I'm just being an idiot but what's so "helium" about this? it doesn't seem superlight/lighter than "air", and there's no mention of some crazy new display tech being used.