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Retailer leak reveals Archos Gamepad 2

We weren't overly impressed by Archos Gamepad tablet (opens in new tab) when we reviewed it back in April, but it seems there's a re-vamped successor in the works. Revealed in a leak by Hong Kong-based outlet HKTDC, the Archos Gamepad 2 sports a new, curvier design and re-worked internals too. There's an improved 1280x800 7-inch display, an unnamed 1.6GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Storage, too has been upgraded, with an optional 16GB model to be offered alongside the 8GB original, while the microSD slot has also made it across to the new model.

The retailer listing has since been removed, but in any case, we're guessing it won't be too long before we see an official announcement.

Source: Engadget (opens in new tab)

Alex Dobie
Alex Dobie

Alex was with Android Central for over a decade, producing written and video content for the site, and served as global Executive Editor from 2016 to 2022.

  • Manufacturers really need to stop offering this 8GB's of internal memory. Posted via Android Central App
  • Looks like a big ass PSP
  • rockchip quad core
  • If you build something as a gaming device, it should have a minimum of 16 GB Posted via Android Central App
  • I'd like something lie this in more of a 5.5 inch screen. A 7 inch tablet with controls on the sides isn't really portable to me.
  • Does it also have a rear touchpad? You know, since it's a PS VITA.
  • HKTDC isn't an "outlet", it's the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, they handle trade relationships and foster the growth of trade in the Special Administrative Region. It just so happens to be listed in Archos Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd's HKTDC profile likely for a trade fair that's hosted by HKTDC. It's like calling Entertainment Software Association an "outfit" even though all they do is foster the growth of video games and they are the organizer for E3. HKTDC is the organizer for the fairs that Archos showed up like the "2013 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)". HKTDC only provides profiles for suppliers to advertise their products that they are showcasing at an HKTDC fair, so the group that actually leaked this would be Archos Technology (Shenzhen) Co Ltd. So really the company goofed up and leaked it themselves.