Everyone knows that Nokia has already sold its mobile device business unit to Microsoft in April meaning that Nokia is no longer the owner of those feature and smart phones they used to sell especially the Lumia series. Microsoft has just even launched a new Lumia 535 device under the Microsoft branding. And that's why many thought Nokia would not be back in the same business anytime soon, but everyone was surprised to hear about this new N1 tablet. So does this mean we are now going to see more Android devices from Nokia? I hope so.
The Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch IPS LCD 2048x1536 display with uninbody aluminum casing and comes in two color selections, Lava Gray and Natural Aluminum. Under the hood that powers the slate is a 64-bit 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3280 processor with 2GB of RAM. It will only be available in one storage size which is with 32GB built in memory and unfortunately this one is non-expandable. There are 8MP and 5MP rear and front facing cameras respectively on the device.
The device is built by Foxconn under brand licensing agreement with Nokia. Just like what I have mentioned above, the N1 runs a stock version of Android 5.0 Lollipop which is one of the sweet offerings found on the slate aside from the mentioned top-of-the-line specs above. Another thing Nokia is sporting on the N1 is its newest Z Launcher that runs on top of the Android Lollipop, it was just also released on Google Play for Android users to download and try on their devices.
N1 is a bit slimmer and lighter than iPad Mini 3 at only 6.9mm and yet they were able to put in a 5,300mAh battery inside it, plus it only weights 318grams. The Apple slate has 7.5mm thickness and 331grams for its WiFi Only version. The Nokia N1 is also the very first device to sport a Type C reversible USB connector. There is no longer standard USB found on this one and users won't need to worry about the port's orientation when plugging in the cord.
- 7.9" IPS LCD Display
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2048x1536 resolution, 324ppi
- 2.4GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- Non expandable memory
- 8MP rear camera
- 5MP front camera
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- WiFi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
- WiFi Only Variant
- Micro USB 2.0 with type C reversible connector
- 6.9mm thick
- 318 grams
Consumers in China will be the first to get their hands on the new Nokia N1 when it is released in the first quarter of 2015 for a price tag of $249. Other global markets will follow.