Ainol NOVO 9 Spark

$349.99 $269.99

NOVO 9 Spark is the first 9.7 inch tablet with a retina 180 degree viewing angle IPS capacitive screen (same screen as the iPad 4), powered by ARM A13 Quad-Core CPU with built-in 8 core PowerVR SGX GPU, and runs the latest Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean –  it’s basically  ”iPad 4″ running Android with half price. Other key features include 4K HDMI output, 2 MP front and 5MP rear cameras with auto focus, OTG port to connect keyboard, mouse, and hard drive, and 1000 mAh battery – the largest one seen on the market.

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Product Description

ONLY $269.99 on Sale from Ainol’s oversea distributor uPlay Tablet , NOVO 9 Spark is the first 9. 7 inch tablet with a retina 180 degree viewing angle IPS capacitive screen (same screen as the iPad 4), powered by ARM A13 Quad-Core CPU with built-in 8 core PowerVR SGX GPU, and runs the latest Google Android 4 .1 Jelly Bean –  it’s basically  ” iPad 4″ running Android with half price. Other key features include 4K HDMI output, 2 MP front and 5MP rear cameras with auto focus, OTG port to connect keyboard , mouse, and hard drive, and 10,000 mAh battery – the largest one seen on the market. The only downside of Spark is the lack of GPS and bluetooth .

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark OS: Android 4 .1 Jelly Bean

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark is one of the first Android 4 .1 tablets made by Ainol. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the latest Android operating system released by Google. Google used to make a catchup game with Apple on its early releases, but Android 4.1 is pretty much i par with Apple iOS. The all new designed Google Android 4.1 has kept many good features from its previous release, and made the GUI with a better layout, more intuitive, more smooth transition, and virtualized all keys. You can even merge the file folder like in iOS, switch between multi-tasks, plus all new widget tools.


Ainol NOVO 9 Spark CPU:  ARM Cortex A9 Based 1.5GHz Quad Core CPU

Allwinner A31 is the latest quad-core mobile application processor from AllWinner that implements the ARM Cortex-A7 CPU architecture and PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU. AllWinner A31 is the first two quad-core CPUs seen on Chinese made tablet . Its CPU is based on mainstream ARM Cortex-A7, the third generation of ARM Cortex CPU. The GPU is eight-core PowerVR SGX544. AllWinner A31 is made with 40nm process technology, which is about 2X faster and consumes about 1/2 power than other CPUs made by 65nm process technology. The performance of this quad-core CPU is actually faster than the CPU the quad-core CPU used in Apple iPad 4.

In 2011, Cortex-A7 was introduced by ARM, and that is four years after Cortex-A9. When compared with Cortex-A9, Cortex-A7 design does have some improvements, as listed on ARM official website:

  • Integrated L2 cache
  • Lower L2 latencies (10 cycles)
  • Improved OS support for L2 maintenance due to simplified software control
  • Designed with a low power approach
  • Improved branch prediction
  • Improved memory system performance
  • 64b Load Store path, improves integer and NEON performance
  • 128b AMBA 4 buses improve bandwidth
  • Increased TLB size (256 entry, up from 128 entry for Cortex-A9 and Cortex A5)
  • Increased performance for large workloads like web browsing
  • Seamlessly compatible with Cortex-A15 (big.LITTLE)

In ARM Cortex-A7, ARM transforms its design principle from improving the system performance by increasing frequency, to MPCore architecture that could bring improvements in performance, and at the same time, optimize the high power consumption and heat caused by high frequency of Cortex-A9.

Comparing with Cortex A8, ARM Cortex-A7 only consume 20% of power, but offer 50% improvement on performance. So far, AllWinner A31 is the first Cortex-A7 based CPU, even nVidia and Samsung haven’t licensed Cortex A7 in their CPU yet.


Ainol NOVO 9 Spark GPU: Eight Core PowerVR SGX544 MP2 GPU

PowerVR SGX Series5XT Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) IP core family is a series of highly efficient graphics acceleration IP cores that meets the multimedia requirements of a wide range of next generation consumer, communications and computing applications. PowerVR SGX Series5XT architecture is fully scalable for a wide range of area and performance requirements, enabling it to target a wide range of markets from low cost feature-rich mobile multimedia products to very high performance consoles and computing devices.

  • Most comprehensive IP core family and roadmap in the industry
  • New USSE2 delivers twice the peak floating point and instruction throughput of Series5 USSE
  • YUV and Colour Space Accelerators for improved performance
  • Upgraded PowerVR Series5XT shader-driven tile-based deferred rendering (TBDR) architecture
  • Multi-processor options enabling scalability to new levels of performance
  • Support for all industry standard mobile and desktop graphics APIs and Operating Systems
  • Fully backwards compatible with PowerVR MBX and SGX Series5 families

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Screen: 
9. 7 inch Retina Display (like the one used on iPad 4), 2048 x 1536 Pixel High Resolution, 16,000,000 colors

Retina Display is a brand name used by Apple for liquid crystal displays which they cla


im have a high enough pixel density that the human eye is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance. The term is used for several Apple products, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and MacBook Pro.

When introducing the iPhone 4, Steve Jobs said the magic number for a retina display is about 300 PPI for a device held 10 to 12 inches from the eye.[10] One way of expressing this as a unit is Pixels Per Degree (PPD) which takes into account both the screen resolution and the distance from which the device is viewed. Based on Jobs’ magic number of 300, the threshold for a Retina Display starts at a PPD value of 53.

Colors get a boost, too, with color saturation that’s 44 percent greater than before normal IPS screen . So with Ainol NOVO 9 Spark, the games you play, the words you read, the images you see, and the apps you love look and feel incredibly vivid and lifelike. For big-time entertainment, Ainol NOVO 9 Spark lets you watch widescreen HD video in all its glory — without letterboxing.

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark RAM: High speed DDR 3 2.0 GB

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark has 2GB DDR3 RAM built-in– It has 64 bit two channels. The speed is 50% faster than single channel DDR3 RAM.  This allows for numerous tasks and apps to be run at the same time with no loss in speed or responsiveness in the tablet . Furthermore this allows data to be processed faster, meaning 3D games run better than ever! Perfect to match the Retina display.

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Apps: Official Google Market ( Google Play ) Access

Google Market is pre-installed on woPad i9 (Window N90 Dual-Core II 2 for oversea market). You can access and download more than 400,000 apps directly from your tablet .

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark FLASH Suppot: Fully support FLASH

The latest version (v11.1) of FLASH player is pre-installed on woPad i9 (Window N90 Dual-Core II 2 for oversea market). You can watch YouTube and other flash-based Internet video sites directly in the browser.


Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Cameras: 5MP Back Facing Camera with auto-focus and 2MP HD Front Facing WebCam

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark has two built-in cameras. The rear camera is 5MP – now people won’t laugh you when you use your tablet to take pictures. The front camera is 2MP HD, so you can do video chat with your friends and family in HD!



Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Video: 4K Super HD and play 4 vides in HD simultaneously

Supports 1080P HD , and all other HD formats. woPad i9 can automatically recognize HD TV connection, and output video signal to TV. It displays on both tablet and TV for all operations. When HD video is playing, the tablet screen will be off.



Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Enclosure and Battery: Ultra-thin Metal Enclosure and Super Long Battery Life

Enclosure – The case for the Ainol NOVO 9 Spark has been uniquely designed,  makes it a pleasure to be hold in your hands. The body is ultra-thin, only 10.5mm. AXP 221 smart power management chip dynamically adjust the power, plus the huge 10,000 mAh battery – the largest one never seen in tablet, you can enjoy 12 hours non-stop web surfing time and super long the standby time.


Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Body: Multi Color Enclosure

Most talets only have white and black two color bodies. Ainol NOVO 9 Spark offers 6 different color for you to choose – you can always find one color you like.


Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Connection: Super High Speed WiFi and 3G

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark supports WiFi standard 802.1 b/g/n, and also support external 3G dongles (see supported 3G dongle list at the end for more details).

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Sensor: The Most Sensitive Gravity Sensor on the Market

3 axis gravity sensor, super sensitive.


Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Features & Specification

  • AllWinner A31 ARM Cortex – A7 (3rd Generation) based 1.5GHz Quad-Core CPU
  • PowerVR SGX Series5XT  Eight-core GPU
  • 9. 7 inch Retina Display
  • 2GB DDR3 + 16GB storage + TF extension
  • Built in 2MP Front Camera and 5MP Rear Camera with Auto Focus
  • Support WiFi and External USB 3G Dongle
  • 4K Super HDMI
  • 10,000 mAh Super Capacity Battery
  • Multi-color Metal Enclosure



Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Tablet PC Package Contains:

  • 1 x Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Tablet PC
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Charger
  • 1 x OTG Cable

Ainol NOVO 9 Spark Tablet support the following 3G Module:

  • E1820 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E1782 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E1750 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E230   3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E1550 3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei
  • E180   3G Module: WCDMA, Manufacturer: Huawei


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Additional Information

Weight 642.3 g
Dimensions 240 x 185.6 x 10.6 mm



Ainol NOVO 9 Spark

CPU - # of cores


CPU - Frequency (GHz)

1.5 GHz

CPU - Platform

ARM-Cortex A13

CPU - Model

Rock Chip RK 3166

Operation System

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean


8 core PowerVR SGX


2 GB


16 GB

Screen dimension

9.7 inch

Screen resolution (pixels)


Screen type

Retina IPS

Extended Storage

Up to 32GB


802.1 b/g/n


Support External 3G Dongle

Gravity sensor










Video Recording





10000 mAh

Battery Life

Listening music: 12~15 hours; watching video: 10 hours; playing game: 10 hours; surfing web: 10 hours


2MP front facing camera, 5MP back facing camera with auto focus

Extend Ports

1 x TF card port; 1 x DC-IN port 1 x MINI USB 3.0 port(OTG); 1 x MINI HDMI port 1 x 3.5mm earphone port


4.50 out of 5

4 reviews for Ainol NOVO 9 Spark

  1. 5 out of 5


    Ainol NOVO 9 Spark is really amazing. I cannot believe Chinese company can make such high quality tablet (I cannot really tell the difference between Spark and iPad) with such low cost.

  2. 4 out of 5


    I really like the display, but the quad-core is not as fast as I thought.

  3. 5 out of 5


    Another big hit from Ainol! My best investment of the year!

  4. 4 out of 5


    The battery doesn’t run as long as the spec claims, but I am still a happy camper!

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