Ainol outs the Quad-Core Novo 7 Crystal 2 tablet
In addition to launching the Novo 7 Venus slate PC back in January of this year, the Chinese tablet manufacturer Ainol is now reportedly adding another Novo 7 tablet to its line-up. The new quad-core system is called Crystal 2; it runs on an Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system and can be purchased from various online retailers (including ainol-novo.com) for around $100.
The affordable slab is apparently powered by an Actions ATM7029 chip that incorporates four ARM Cortex-A5 cores clocked at 1.5GHz and the integrated Vivante GC1000+ graphics card. Moreover, users are provided with a 7-inch capacitive multi-touch display (5 points) of 1024-by-600 pixels maximum supported resolution, 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB of storage that can be further expanded by up to 32GB via the inbuilt microSD card reader slot.
In terms of connectivity features, the Crystal 2 offers a mini-HDMI output, a Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n adapter (no 3G or Bluetooth support) and one mini-USB port. Other specs presumably include a G-sensor, built-in VGA front-facing web camera for video calls and a 3700mAh battery that lasts for up to 6 hours.
Ainol’s new tablet is 11.2 mm thick (0.44-inch), weighs 339g and comes with access to the Google Play store.