HomeARCHOS 101 Saphir 2-in-1 rugged tablet comes with an equally rugged keyboard & HDMI port

ARCHOS 101 Saphir 2-in-1 rugged tablet comes with an equally rugged keyboard & HDMI port

We have witnessed the launch of so many rugged mobile devices in time past and we are still expecting more of these devices as Archos is ready to also fall in line with the imminent release of its first Rugged tablet under the rugged Saphir series.

The ARCHOS 101 Saphir as it is dubbed is a 2-in-1 device basically due to the fact that it comes with a keyboard, which gives it features of a laptop in addition to its tablet features. It has a rugged rubber casing similar to most other rugged devices, meaning it resist a drop as high as 1meter. The device packs several other features which are being reviewed below.

Archos 101 Saphir Rugged Tablet Specifications, Review and Highlights

ARCHOS 101 Saphir Tablet Design

The rugged 101 Saphir tablet doesn’t have so much quality to offer in terms of specifications except few features such as its battery capacity, HDMI slot and dust and water-proof resistance which could only even muster an IP54 certification.

The Archos 101 Saphir has a 10.1″ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 800*1080 pixels offering you HD displays. The 2-in-1 tablet comes with a keyboard.

The Android tablet is powered by a Quad-Core MediaTek MT8163 which has a clock speed of 1.5GHz with its graphics operations being handled by the Mali T720 MP2 chipset. It has a paltry RAM capacity of 1GB which only helps to confirm its low-end status, combining with an internal storage of 16GB which is expandable up to 128GB using a MicroSD.

The camera does well to disappoint also as it features a 5MP and 2MP front-facing camera, indicating that Archos built this one bearing only toughness and durability in mind. That is why it comes under the Rugged Saphir series anyways and being its only first offering, we expect to see improvements in subsequent versions.

Running on the Nougat 7.0 Android OS, it packs a 6000mAh battery capacity we can confirm, but being a tablet what more could you expect. Some other features of the 2-in-1 rugged tablet include; USB Type-C, dual stereo speakers and MicroHDMI with which you could connect your device to the big screen.

Archos 101 Saphir Full Tablet Specifications

ARCHOS 101 Saphir Rugged Tablet


Device Brand Archos
Model  101 Saphir
Announced 2017, February
Released Awaiting
Status Coming soon


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 GHz
4G Network LTE band
SIM Type
SIM Count Dual SIM


2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, Chrome


Type Tablet
Dimensions 181*265.4*13.4mm
Weight 600g
Build  –
Colors  –


Display Type IPS LCD Capacitive multitouch
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution 800 * 1280 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~149 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features n/a
Secondary Display n/a


Primary 5MP
Properties aperture
Image Yes
Video 720p HD Video
Features Geo-tagging
Flash No
Secondary 2MP
Properties aperture


Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interface n/a
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Chipset MediaTek MT8163
CPU Quad-Core 1.5 GHz
GPU Mali T720 MP2
RAM (Memory) 1GB RAM
Internal Storage 16GB
Card Slot Expandable up to 128 GB (microSD)
Sensors Accelerometer


Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Infrared n/a
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; USB v2.0 USB Type-C, USB OTG
NFC n/a
HDMI Yes, Micro HDMI
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No


Battery Type Li-Ion
Capacity 6000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Talk Time
Music Play


SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, Push Mail
IM Yes


Audio Playback Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis, WAV(PCM/ADPCM),
Video Playback Yes, 3GP, Mp4, AVI, H.264 player
Video Out Yes
FM Radio No
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV
Loudspeaker Yes,dual stereo speakers
Handsfree Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer– DLNA

– Dust and Water resistance.(IP54 certified).

Availability and Price of Archos 101 Saphir rugged tablet in India

Details of the availability and price of the ARCHOS 101 Saphir would come later this year (June) when the tablet is officially launched.

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