Next week’s Mobile World Congress will be rife with the hottest news of smartphones and tablets, and the Archos 80 Helium 4G will be there to wow invitees with its 8-inch display, 4G LTE support, quad-core processor, and other niceties for around $383.

LTE connectivity on a tablet is quite rare and usually expensive. For one, last month’s business-oriented Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet will launch with a 4G-enabled model, but its Wi-Fi-only variant already starts at $399.

Archos 80 Helium 4G Specs

  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • 8-inch IPS LCD (768×1024 XGA), ~160ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8926) processor
  • Adreno 305 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 213 x 155 x 10.5mm
  • Li-Ion 3500mAh battery

Archos 80 Helium 4G with side, back

Even if the Archos 80 Helium 4G is claiming to be the world’s first 8-inch 4G tablet under £230, one can simply opt for the current-gen Google Nexus 7. Though smaller in size, it comes packing with better specs. Its 32GB, LTE version only costs $349.

More information about the Archos tablet will be revealed come MWC 2014.

[Source: Archos device overview, press release]



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