The Archos GamePad 2 was spotted recently in a product page at the HKTDC website. The page reveals the specifications that may be expected from the gaming device.
The Archos Game Pad 2 will offer a 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU, which is probably Rockchip RK3188, based on ARM Cortex A9. It also comes with 2 GB of RAM, a choice between 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, and a microSD card slot that accepts up to 64 GB of extra space. Its display, like its predecessor, will measure 7 inches diagonally, but will have a better resolution at 1280 x 800 pixels. One will also find dual analog sticks that supposedly offer better functionality as compared to a single stick. These controls are built in right into the device, making the device slightly larger than other 7-inch gaming devices. However, as Liliputing points out, these built-in controls also allow for a better grip on the handheld. The device furthermore supports the Archos mapping, providing better control in gaming compared to using virtual controls. The device arrives with some preloaded games, such as Airborne and Modern Combat 4 by Gameloft.. Apps like Google Play, Google Maps, Google+, YouTube and Gmail are preinstalled, as well.
Liliputing estimates that the device will have a retail price of around $200 when it finally launches. Meanwhile, those who want to buy large quantities of the device may purchase HKTDC, which sells the device for $169.99 each, for an order of 500 units.
It would be recalled that the Archos GamePad 2 showed up at the FCC last month. However, no specifications had been revealed at that time.
Archos also made an official announcement just before IFA 2013 that included the GamePad 2 as one of its upcoming devices. The handheld was joined by the Xenon tablets, ChildPad tablets, Platinum tablets, Archos 101xs2, Archos 50 Oxygen, as well as Platinum and Titanium smartphones.
The Archos GamePad 2 will be a follow-up to the GamePad, which was released earlier this year. The device was sold for $179.