After Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft for around $7.2 billion, it was widely understood that Nokia won’t be entering the smartphone market anytime soon due to their agreement with Microsoft. However, in a surprising move, Nokia has announced their first Android-based tablet, the N1. Priced at $249 (without taxes), the Nokia N1 looks like an iPad Mini clone, thanks to its shockingly similar aluminium unibody, though it actually runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
It features a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels, similar to that of Apple iPad Mini and Xiaomi MiPad. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. It is equipped with an 8-megapixel camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel camera on the front.
Nokia N1 Specifications
- 7.9-inch IPS LCD display, 2048×1536 pixels (4:3), Gorilla Glass 3, fully laminated display
- Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nokia Z Launcher
- 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor (64-bit), PowerVR G6430 GPU, and 2GB RAM
- 32GB inbuilt storage (non-expandable)
- 8-megapixel rear camera, autofocus, 1080p video recording, 5-megapixel front camera
- Dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB 2.0 port with Type-C reversible connector
- 5300mAh battery, anodised aluminium body, and stereo speakers
- Colours: Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray
It is 6.9mm thin, weighs 318 grams, and is among the first devices in the world to feature a microUSB v2.0 port with a reversible Type-C connector. The device will be built by Foxconn, and will come with Nokia Z launcher pre-installed.
The Nokia N1 will be first launched in China during Q1 2015, followed by the launch in Russia and selected European countries. It isn’t clear if the Nokia N1 will be launched in India, but we will keep you updated on the matter.
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