Archos announced yesterday the 64 Xenon in the UK, presenting it as a premium yet affordable phablet.
The Archos 64 Xenon is actually a low cost smartphone but with a big screen. It has mainly an IPS panel of 6.4 inches (16.2 cm) display with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), a modest resolution of 230 pixels per inch.
It merely also has a MediaTek chip MT6582, with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU clocked at 1.3GHz, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory, expandable happily using a microSD card. If it has two SIM slots, there are neither 4G nor Dual Carrier, they are capped at 21 Mb/s. There is no Bluetooth 4.0 which is no longer indispensable for certain low power devices, so you have to expect only Bluetooth 3.0. Back and front camera sensors of 8 and 2 million pixels, finally, are meanwhile average.
Based on Android 4.2, dating from the end of 2012, the Archos 64 Xenon will go on sale in mid-June at a retail price of 200 euros.