The Archos 80 quad-core tablet may be a rebadged Onda V812

Archos is bringing its first quad-core tablets to market this year with the Archos 80 Platinum and Archos 97 Platinum. But like most recent tablets from Archos, it looks like at least one of these may not have been designed in-house.

The Archos 80 Platinum showed up at the FCC website this week, and on the back you can make out an Onda logo. As the folks at ArcTablet point out, that suggests Archos is simply slapping its name on the Onda V812 tablet.

Archos 80/Onda V812

Both the Onda V812 and the Archos 80 Platinum feature 8 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel displays, Allwinner A31 ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processors. They also look a lot like one another, which lends credibility to the idea that they’re one and the same.

The Onda V812 features an aluminum case and an IPS display with a 178 degree viewing angle. It supports 5-point multitouch and has front and rear cameras.

The tablet has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot for additional storage. It runs Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Onda’s tablet has a mini HDMI port and headset jack, measures 7.9″ x 6″ x 0.4″ and weighs less than 1.1 pounds.

I got a chance to spend a few minutes with the Archos 80 Platinum at CES in January, and it seemed like a well-built device that’s easy to hold in one hand for reading books or watching videos. While I didn’t have time to test many apps, it also seemed reasonably fast for a low-cost tablet.

Several AliExpress sellers are offering the Onda V182 for as little as $180, while PandaWill carries it for $186 and onda-tablet sells it for $180.

Or you can pre-order the Archos 80 Platinum from J&R for $199.

  • jean-luc/cajl

    News of the day : it is the same for the 97 Platinum http://www.jbmm.fr/?p=31444

  • http://twitter.com/mikecane Mike Cane

    >>>Archos hasn’t said how much it will charge for the tablet when it goes on sale

    Yes they did. It’s US$199. J&R even has it pre-listed. The crap 80 Titanium will be US$169. Archos said this over and over at CES.

    • http://www.liliputing.com/ Brad Linder

      My bad. I didn’t have a price in my earlier post, and didn’t take the time to check for any prices that might have come out in the meantime. I’ll update this post.

      Thanks!

      • http://twitter.com/mikecane Mike Cane

        According to V812 owners, it has a miserable battery life of 4 hours — with WiFi on and screen at minimum! One guy who played a 3D game straight through got just 2-2.5 hrs! Ouch.

  • Nelson Winter

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    • Greenbayou

      What’s been your experience with Pandawill? Curious to know.