Ainol unveils the sub-$200 Novo 7 Aurora II Android tablet
Ainol Electronics was one of the first tablet makers to introduce a device (Novo 7 Paladin) that sports an ICS OS back in 2011. It was powered by a 1GHz MIPS SoC and was priced at $120. Now, the Chinese tech company is about to release its latest tablet, which again runs an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Reportedly, the Novo 7 Aurora II is the manufacturer’s best slate PC to date; it will hit the stores this month, carrying a $190 price-tag.
According to the maker, this new device will be driven by an Amlogic 8726-M6 ARM Cortex-A9 central processing unit that incorporates two physical cores clocked at 1.5GHz and will pack a 7-inch multitouch-enabled (5 points) In-Plane Switching panel with a native resolution of 1024-by-600 pixels.
The CPU and display are supposedly complemented by 1GB of internal DDR3 memory and 8GB flash storage, which is expandable by up to 32GB by utilizing the microSD card slot.
Other features of the Aurora II include a Wireless LAN 802.11n radio, G-sensor, a 2MP front-facing web camera for video calls and a weight of 0.8lbs (about 360grams).
Reportedly, Ainol will also launch another tablet, called Novo 7 Elf II, which is a little bit cheaper at $149; it offers pretty much the same specs apart from the IPS display.