Nokia’s mobile division was bought by Microsoft and the Nokia Lumia brand was recently shut down when Microsoft launched the Lumia 535 with ‘Microsoft’ Lumia branding. Nokia won’t be making mobiles now but instead has launched an all new Android tablet all together, that has taken everyone by surprise.
Nokia was teasing a black box since yesterday which looked like the company would be launching a digital player or something like Apple TV. But Nokia has surprised all by announcing a tablet which looks like an ‘iPad Mini‘ powered by Intel 64-bit processor and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Nokia N1 tablet features a 7.9-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen is fully laminated with zero air-gap display and has 321 pixels per inch. It is powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor with PowerVR G6430 GPU. It has 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM (800 MHz) and comes with 32 GB of internal memory. The device runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia’s Z launcher on top of it.
The Nokia N1 tablet comes with a 8-megapixel auto-focus rear primary camera which can shoot 1080p videos. On the front, it has a 5-megapixel fixed focus front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It is just 6.9 mm thick which makes it quite slim as well and weighs 318 grams.
The Nokia N1 includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual band (2×2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB 2.0 with a Type C reversible connector as connectivity options. The tablet packs in a 5,300 mAh lithium polymer battery under the hood. There are a couple of sensors (6-axis Gyroscope & Accelerometer), two speakers and a digital mic.
The Nokia N1 tablet will come in Natural Aluminium and Lava Grey colour variants and has been priced at USD 249 (Rs 15,378 approximately). The tablet will be on sale first in China in February 2015 and would roll on to other selected countries later.