Archos announces the Junior product line and comes with a tablet and smartphone for children. The manufacturer supplies the hardware including a subscription to a parental control application from Qustodio.
According to Archos, the tablet is suitable for children from 3 years and the smartphone for children from 7 years. Both devices come with software from Qustodio, which allows parents to monitor what their children are doing online and impose restrictions via a dashboard on a PC or smartphone.
The use of the application normally costs 43 euros per year, with the telephone and tablet, buyers get the first year for free. Archos also claims to provide a child-friendly search engine, Qwant Junior. In addition, the tablet and phone are equipped with the YouTube Kids app and other educational apps.
Both the Archos Junior Tab and the Junior Phone feature an unspecified quad-core SOC with a speed of 1.3GHz for the tablet and 1.2GHz for the phone. Archos does not say how much ram is in the devices, but there is 8GB of storage available and that can be expanded with a micro-SD card.
The tablet has a 10.1″ screen with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, the phone is a 5″ model with a resolution of 854×480 pixels. It is striking that both devices would use a tn panel. Tn screens have poor viewing angles and are virtually no longer used in phones and tablets. The hardware runs on Android 7. Archos releases the tablet and phone in June and calls for both a price ‘from’ 80 euros.