Nokia N1 Tablet With Android 5.0 Lollipop Launched
Finland's Nokia on Tuesday announced the Nokia N1, what the company is calling the "first Nokia-branded Android tablet."
The tablet will be launched in China in Q1 2015 with a brand-licensing agreement extending to an OEM partner (Foxconn) that will manufacture, distribute, and sell it. The Nokia N1 will cost $249 before taxes, and will be made available in other markets globally.
With the launch of the Nokia N1 tablet, the company neatly bypasses the restrictions imposed by the Microsoft deal for those unaware, after the acquisition of Nokia's devices and services division by Microsoft in April, the Finnish company can no longer use the Nokia brand on smartphones till Q4 2016, and on feature phones for 10 years.
The Finnish telecommunications giant says the Nokia N1 tablet features the predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Nokia says the N1 tablet features a "unique one-piece aluminium design with a soft finish," and will be available in Lava Grey and Natural Aluminium colors.
The Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch (2048*1536 pixels) IPS LED-backlit display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor (4 cores, 4 threads) coupled with a PowerVR G6430 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 (800MHz) RAM. It sports 32GB of inbuilt storage (non-expandable).
Nokia N1 tablet features an 8MP rear autofocus camera with 1080p video recording, and a 5MP fixed focus front camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB with reversible Type-C connector, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Nokia N1 tablet weighs in at 318 grams, and measures 200.7*138.6*6.9mm. Also onboard are 0.5W stereo speakers, and a 5300mAh battery. For sensors, it sports a 6-axis gyroscope and an accelerometer.