We got it on good authority that the upcoming 7-inch quad core tablet that Cherry Mobile teased us earlier could be a re-branded Ainol Novo 7 Venus.
We spotted one unit of the Venus being sold in the gray market for Php10k a couple of weeks ago but the supposed retail price should have been around Php6,900.
The biggest giveaway here is the similar Venus photo that Cherry Mobile showed in their teaser.
The tablet uses an Actions Semiconductor ATM 7029 SoC running at 1.5GHz. Here’s the complete specs of the device.
Cherry Mobile Quad Core tablet:
7-inch IPS LCD 720p HD display @ 1280×800 pixels
Actions Semiconductor ATM7029 ARM Cortex A9 1.5GHz quad-core
1GB DDR3 RAM
16GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
Li-IOn 4,000mAh battery
Android 4.1 Jellybean
186.2mm x 126.9mm x 10.8mm (dimensions)
320 grams (weight)
It is not the first time that Cherry Mobile brought an Ainol tablet to the country and released it under its own brand. The last time we remember, they also re-branded the Ainol Novo 7 Paladin as the Cherry Mobile Paladin. It’s also possible they will call this one the Cherry Mobile Venus.
If so, and based on previous track record of Cherry Mobile, we might see this quad-core tablet selling for about Php6,500 or thereabouts.