The Archos Gamepad 2 Is On Its Way [Rumor]
Archos launched its first Android-powered gaming tablet, the Gamepad, back in 2012, and to be completely honest it wasn’t very impressive, particularly when compared to the beastly NVIDIA Shield. And now, thanks to a leaked listing from a Hong Kong based outlet, we have reason to believe that the French consumer electronics company is in the process of designing and manufacturing a re-vamped successor to the original Gamepad, with some pretty impressive specifications.
According to HKTDC, the Archos Gamepad 2 will now features a new, curvier design, with dual front-facing speakers and a gorgeous glossy black paint job, which is aimed at giving the device a more premium feel.
The Gamepad 2 is rumored to sport a 7-inch multitouch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800, an unidentified 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB/16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD). Whereas the original Gamepad packed a 7-inch multitouch capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 1024 x 600, a dual-core 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The listing has now been removed, but be sure to check back as I am pretty certain we’ll be hearing more from the French-owned company in the not-to-distant future.