Nova 10 Hero II tablet detailed with quad-core and 4.1 Jelly Bean for $209

November 7, 2012
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You've probably seen or heard of their tablets in the past, but if not, Ainol's budget friendly tablets are quite popular in the 7-inch form factor. Today they've announced their new Nova 10.1-inch Hero II tablet complete with some top tier specs, the latest version of Android, and a low price. Head down below for more details.

Now before we continue, these tablets certainly need to be filed under the "Chinese knockoff" category, but this latest tablet sounds quite nice given the specs. Their new Nova 10 Hero II comes complete with a 10.1-inch 1280x800 resolution IPS display, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a pair of cameras, and is powered by a no-name quad-core ACT ATM7029 processor.

The Hero II also comes complete with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a front VGA and 3 megapixel rear camera, and even offers HDMI-out and micro-SD for expanded storage. Obviously it has the usual WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors and an 8,000 mAh battery. The entire design here from Ainol looks quite similar to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10, and even is pretty thin coming in at 9.8mm thick. The few pictures below should give you another idea of what to expect.

So how about this Ainol Nova 10 Hero II tablet? For $209 dollars you'll get an IPS display, quad-core power, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Pretty good deal if you ask us. Obviously the question remains on build quality and that processor. Unlike some Chinese tablets, this indeed comes with the Google Play Store for full access to the 700,000 Android apps available today. The tablet isn't quite available yet, but can soon be yours for $209 if you feel like making the jump and giving it a try.

[via PocketDroid]


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  • Aren

    I’d get one. I got an unbranded 7″ tablet from Hong Kong for £45. 1Ghz CPU, 1Gb RAM, microSD, WIFI etc etc. Runs Gingerbread, which is fine for me, for that price,

  • sperrybird

    hey, cory, when this baby comes out, will you test it and get back to us in terms of build quaity and processor speed?

  • engineered

    It’s actually on a dual core 1.5mhz processor from am logic

  • J Williams

    In the U.S., one of the first resellers to offer the new line of Ainol Novo Series tablets is TabletSprint and they also offer with each tablet a free 3G/4G 500MB monthly data plan with full internet access/VoIP calling within the U.S. – Also, the Novo 10 Hero offers a Dual Core and no GPS and isn’t officially released until next wee, and will retail for about $220, and the Hero 2 isn’t expected until early to mid December, will have a Quad Core and GPS, with a price around $255 –