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
- 3G, 4G LTE
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 213 x 155 x 10.5mm
- Li-Ion 3500mAh battery
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.