French tablet maker Archos is starting to launch its 4th generation of tablets under the low-cost Arnova brand name. The Archos 97 G4 tablet showed up at the FCC recently, and now there’s an official listing for the 9.7 inch tablet at the Arnova website.
The tablet features a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive multitouch display, a 1.6 GHz Rockchip RK3066 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core CPU, and quad-core ARM Mali 400 graphics.
It has 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and a microSDHC card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage. The Arnova 97 G4 will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The tablet measures 9.6″ x 7.5″ x 0.4″ and weighs about 1.5 pounds.
The Arnova 97 G4 has a microUSB port, a mini HDMI port, WiFi, and front and rear cameras (both are 2 megapixel cameras).
There’s no word on how much the tablet will cost, or when it will go on sale in the US or Europe, but Arnova tablets tend to be cheaper than Archos-branded tablets… which in turn, tend to be cheaper than most other tablets on the market. So I’d expect this tablet to carry a much lower price tag than, say, the $329 iPad mini.