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September 29, 2012

Ainol Novo 7 Flame lands with Php9,999 price tag

Ainol keeps of churning out more 7-inch tablets. The latest one we spotted is the Ainol Novo 7 Flame which sells locally for about Php9,999.

The Novo 7 Flame comes with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 1GB RAM and a 7-inch HD 720p IPS LCD display. The Novo7 Flame is similar to the $139 Novo 7 Crystal we posted earlier this month but that one does not have the HD display resolution of the flame.

Ainol Novo 7 Flame specs:
7-inch IPS display @ 1280×800 pixel
AMLogic AML8726-M6 1.5GHz dual-core
Mali 400 dual-core GPU
1GB DDR3
16GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
5MP rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
5000mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0.3

The Novo 7 Flame comes with a metallic chassis instead of the usual polycarbonate body of its other siblings. The 5000mAh internal battery should also last it around 7 hours, maybe more.

We’re not sure if the Novo 7 Flame is official (Cherry Mobile has some sort of co-branded partnership with them) but the ones sold at Villman puts the price at Php9,999.


31 Responses to “Ainol Novo 7 Flame lands with Php9,999 price tag”

  1. JMBalicano
    Twitter: JMBalicano
    says:

    It’s actually been around for a short while. Saw a lot of Sulit sellers selling them for about 8k. Most are pre-orders/reservations, but there are some legit sellers that already have them on stock.

  2. John Paul Blanco says:

    I have this tab for about a month. All i can say is PERFECT. . . . . nothing to say. ^_^

  3. Vekou X Aitenshi says:

    Two weeks ago, it sells at P6,999, but now it sells at P7,999 at Ainovo Philippines. They said that the units will arrive on the 2nd week of October.

  4. Gerard says:

    Curiously, a price point too close to the nexus 7/kindle fire hd market, which offer much better quality and specs.

  5. Topherv1 says:

    Is this running with stock android or is this a bit modiffied?
    Bluetooth and sd?
    Thanks

  6. eugenrs says:

    What about skype capable po ba sya for Skype video calls?

  7. rey says:

    i have this tablet :) but i haven’t use it that much because im too busy. but so far i have not seen any problems. i bought mine from hongkong and had it shipped here. tablet cost $179 and shipping is $15. that price was when ainol flame was just introduced in the market, and the price have seemed to gone down now. i place my order on aug. 10 and i just received the tablet last sept. 27 :(

  8. kiko says:

    i just got a samsung tab 2 p3110. and i kinda regret that i did not wait for this. asar.

  9. Phillip says:

    I was planning to wait for the Nexus 7‘s price to go down, but this model of Ainol seems better in terms of value for money.
    For me:

    Why Nexus 7?
    1. it’s Asus and google
    2. might have a better build quality
    3. quad-core
    4. Jellybean out of the box

    Why Flame?
    1. has most of what the Nexus 7 is missing (expandable memory, 5MP rear camera, USB on-the-go, FLASH support)
    2. even more affordable (16GB flame vs 8GB nexus)
    3. 5,000 mAh battery

    I had an Ainol Aurora before and it’s ok for its price, but I wish I had at least a dual-core so I sold it. What I also hate is its lack of bluetooth (transfering photos, videos and documents from my phone and laptop for presentations). And now, all of these were solved, with almost the SAME PRICE! :)

    plus the bonus of metal back and the rear camera with autofocus. :)

    Now, I’m decided!

  10. bigbites says:

    I was planning to wait for the Nexus 7‘s price to go down, but this model of Ainol seems better in terms of value for money.
    For me:

    Why Nexus 7?
    1. it’s Asus and google
    2. might have a better build quality
    3. quad-core
    4. Jellybean out of the box

    Why Flame?
    1. has most of what the Nexus 7 is missing (expandable memory, 5MP rear camera, USB on-the-go, FLASH support)
    2. even more affordable (16GB flame vs 8GB nexus)
    3. 5,000 mAh battery

    I had an Ainol Aurora before and it’s ok for its price, but I wish I had at least a dual-core so I sold it. What I also hate is its lack of bluetooth (transfering photos, videos and documents from my phone and laptop for presentations). And now, all of these were solved, with almost the SAME PRICE! :)

    plus the bonus of metal back and the rear camera with autofocus. :)

    Now, I’m decided! :)

  11. jp says:

    Samsung and the other key players should now lower their price or come out with new and better features/apps or face extinction. I wonder if the after sales support of this tablet is up to par with Samsung, Asus, etc.

  12. lester says:

    ang mahal! ang laki ng patong! kapal ng mukha

  13. tobimagwire
    Twitter: tobimagwire
    says:

    8k to sa starmall thru iras gadget with free case, hdmi cable and otg cable pa

  14. Paul says:

    Any chance we can get this tablet through yugadeals? :)

  15. lawrence says:

    I got the Ainol Fire (Chinese version) which is basically the same as the Flame (international version) for P7,500.00

    I’ve been using it for a month, and I’d say it’s really value for money. I’m a happy owner. :)

    =======
    to answer a few of the above questions posted on the comments, the Fire has Bluetooth, microSD card slot and mini-HDMI port. And, oh, I’m using Skype on this.

    It’s not perfect, with some minor flaws, but for it’s price, I’m not complaining! hehe

    • Ricky says:

      Hi Lawrence.

      Thank you for the info.
      Could you please specify what are those minor flaws that you have observed, just curious and need it to help decide which 7 inch tab to buy. Also would like to know if it has issues with app/games compatibility with google play (especially for HD and other high graphics games). Thank you very much

    • Nodsmil says:

      LAwrence san ka naka avail nito??

  16. jhen says:

    yung camera ba niya talagang 5mp? meron kasing ibang sabi 5mp, pero hindi naman ganun ung quality.

  17. Paul says:

    Sa Kynda Presenta 8.5k lang sya. sa lahat kasi ng stores sa megamall nasa 12k and up sya eh.

  18. spectechular says:

    i bought this tab for only 7k ;)
    functionality 5/5

  19. 6thofjan says:

    do you know any other stores that sell this?out of stock sa store nila sa starmall.thanks

  20. Ricky says:

    Hi Yuga -thanks for the info.

    To Yuga and to Fellow Readers:

    Need your help.

    I am planning to buy 7-inch tablet some of the considerations I have are:

    1. Cost (12K or less)
    2. Performance (ideal for HD/high graphics/ 3D games, no app “incompatibility” issue in google play)
    3. Functionality (connection to TV, USB support, dual camera, sd card support)
    3. Quality and durability

    Nexus 7 is one of the best option but its luck of functionality (no hdmi, no rear camera, no USB support, no sd card support) is forcing me to look for other alternatives.

    It seems that Archos Cobalt and Novo 7 Flame are the ideal choices for me. But I am having trouble of choosing between the 2, so I would like to ask you and the other readers’s opinion on this. Which of the 2 will you recommend (Novo Flame 7 or Archos Cobalt 80?) and why? Or if there are other brands (meeting my expectations) can you recommend.

    Archos seems good but Novo’s specs is far better. But I am not sure of Novo’s (China) quality and performance compared to Archos (France).

    Please help.

    Thank you in advance for your advise.

  21. Sammy says:

    Hi, I have been using the Novo 7 Flame for close to a month now. So far I haven’t had any major problems with it. I like my Novo 7 Flame. Haven’t had any problems with downloading stuffs from Google Play and wifi works fine. The only minor problems with it so far is that the sound isn’t too loud and the battery status or info it gives is not accurate. Battery power one moment may be around 50% and the next time you check after an hour or so it might go up to around 60%. So it’s possible to run out of power around 30% battery power. Although lately it’s been around 10%-20%. But it does last a while for me. About one to two days with constant use. For the money I paid for it (P8,000), I’m not complaining. Even comes with free leather jacket.

  22. Faye says:

    Hi, Just want to ask for the locations of stores. Bihira lang kc merong Ainol flame dito. isang beses palang ako nakakita, sa megamall palang at around 12k.. Gusto ko makita ung 8k na yan.. Sang starmall din b un? sa crossing b? at anong floor at pangalan ng store… thank you

  23. LVM says:

    I bought mine online last October 18, on its 4th day I brought it to one of its local store because it can’t access the internal storage where my apps are installed making the tablet useless. Last January 15 before it reaches its 3rd month the touch function failed. I brought it again for repair, now they are asking me to pay the 1600php for screen replacement because according to them it is not covered by warranty. Cheap tablet but high maintenance I guess.

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