Sanei N90

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Sanei N90
Manufacturer Sanei
Dimensions 242mm x 190mm x 9.8mm
Release Date February 2012
Website Product page
SoC A10 @ 1Ghz
DRAM 1GiB DDR3 @ 456MHz (H5TQ2G83CFR-H9C)
NAND 16GB (Micron 29F64C08CBAAA)
Power DC 5V @ 3A, 7200mAh 3.7V Li-Ion battery
LCD 1024x768 (9.7" 4:3) IPS
Touchscreen 10-finger capacitive (Focaltech FT5606NED)
Video HDMI (Type C - mini)
Audio 3.5mm headphone plug, HDMI, internal speaker, internal microphone
Network WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (Realtek RTL8192CUS)
Storage µSD
Camera 640x480 (VGA) front, 1920x1080 (HD) rear
Other Accelerometer (Bosch BMA250), Bluetooth

This page needs to be properly filled according to the New Device Howto and the New Device Page guide.

The "single core" version of the Sanei N90/Ampe A90 is a 9.7" A10-based tablet.


In Android, under Settings->About Tablet, you will find:

  • Model Number: M9701
  • Build Number: crane_anpei-eng 4.0.3 IML74K 20120622 test-keys

Sunxi support

Current status

Fully supported (except for the cameras) by the legacy U-Boot and kernel; not yet supported by upstream U-Boot or kernel.




Manual build

You can build things for yourself by following our Manual build howto and by choosing from the configurations available below.


Sunxi/Legacy U-Boot

Use the Sanei_N90 build target.

Upstream/Mainline U-Boot

Not supported.

Linux Kernel

Sunxi/Legacy Kernel

Use the sanei_n90.fex file.

Upstream/Mainline kernel

Not supported.

Tips, Tricks, Caveats


Interesting work, but this needs a better solution, like some patches or so.

As shipped, the device has "gc0308" and "gc0308b" modules loaded for the two cameras. Source for the latter doesn't appear to be available, but disassembling the two binaries shows that they're identical except that references to "client->addr" (the camera's I2C address) in "gc0308" have been changed to "0x21" in "gc0308b", and the "CSI_SUBDEV_PWR_OFF" handler in "sensor_power" calls "csi_gpio_write" rather than "csi_gpio_set_status". The hardcoded I2C address doesn't match the one in the shipped .fex file.

FEL mode

The Vol+ button triggers FEL mode.

Adding a serial port (voids warranty)


Device disassembly

If necessary, provide a short description of how to open the device. Perhaps explain how the pins can be most easily popped.

Locating the UART

Describe how to find the RX,TX,GND signals here, and mention the UART howto.



Ampe/Sanei have used the same model names for later tablets using the same form factor, which aren't Allwinner-based. The original "single core" version, using an Allwinner A10, was released in February 2012 (press release). They've since built a "dual core" version using the Rockchip RK3066, and a "quad core" version (Ampe A90, Sanei N90) using the Mediatek MTK8382.

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