Ainol launches the affordable Novo 7 Venus Android 4.1 tablet
Chinese electronics firm Ainol has reportedly introduced its first tablet for 2013, called Novo 7 Venus. The Nexus 7 look-alike is based on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system and is now available to customers for purchase, priced at $139.90.
The lower price of the Novo 7 Venus model does give away the fact that it is an inferior product (specs-wise) to Google’s Nexus 7 device. According to the manufacturer, users will be provided with a 7-inch capacitive IPS (for viewing angles of 178°) multi-touch panel with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels and an Actions ATM7029 chip that houses four ARM Cortex A9/A5 cores clocked at 1.5GHz.
The 10.8mm (about 0.42-inch) thick tablet comes equipped with 1GB of internal RAM and 16GB of flash storage that can be expanded by up to 32GB via the built-in microSD card reader. Other features apparently include a Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n radio, an integrated Quad-Core Vivante GC1000 GPU, a VGA front-facing web camera for video calls and a 2MP shooter on the back.
Ainol claims the Novo 7 Venus weighs 320g (0.7lbs) with the 4,000mAh battery that lasts between 5 and 10 hours on a single charge depending on use.