Chinese Ainol Novo 7 Venus Looks Eerily Familiar to the Nexus 7, But For Only $140

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In the world of electronics, there is always bound to be some copy cats. Not that this company intentionally set out to copy the Nexus 7, but Ainol Novo’s 7 Venus tablet and the Nexus do share a few characteristics. For example, both tablets sport 1280×800 hi-res displays, along with quad-core processors – albeit the 7 Venus is not powered by a Tegra 3. 

They share a few physical attributions as well, but either way, that is not really the point. The tablet is now on sale through Ainol’s website for the low price of $140 for 16GB. It may not be running Android 4.2.1 or even 4.2, but it is a good sign that other companies are taking notes from ASUS and Google in terms of hardware design.


  • Android 4.1
  • 1.5GHz Quad Core Atm7029
  • Quad Core GPU GC1000+
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB storage
  • 7″ display (1280 x 800) IPS
  • 2MP back-facing camera
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera

The tablet does not currently support Bluetooth or GPS, but there is a dongle that comes separately for anyone interested in those features. Just remember the old saying, you get what you pay for.

Via: Ainol Novo

Cheers Nicola!


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