Nokia just announced Nokia N1, the company’s first Android tablet through brand-licensing agreement with the OEM partner. It has aluminium unibody build, has a 7.9-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 326 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, similar to the Xiaomi Mi Pad, powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor and runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Nokia Z Launcher on the top, but it is not clear if this would have Google Play. It has a 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.
The design of the tablet just looks like the iPad Mini. It has 0.5W stereo speakers on the bottom and has Wolfson WM8958E audio codec support for enhanced audio output.
Commenting on the new Nokia N1 tablet at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki, Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies, said,
We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple. The N1 has a delightfully intuitive interface and an industrial design to match it. This is a great product for Nokia fans and everyone who has not found the right Android tablet yet.
Nokia N1 specifications
- 7.9-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 326 ppi with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- 2.3 GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor with PowerVR G6430 GPU
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB of internal storage
- Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with Nokia Z Launcher
- 8MP rear camera, 1080p video recording
- 5MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 200.7×138.6x 6.9; Weight: 318 g
- Wolfson WM8958E, independent audio codec
- WiFi 802.11/b/g/n/ac Dual Band (2X2 MIMO), Bluetooth 4.0
- 5300 mAh lithium polymer battery
The Nokia N1 comes in Natural Aluminum and Lava Grey colors and is priced at $249 (Rs. 15380 approx.) before taxes. It would go on sale starting from China during Chinese New Year in February 2015 with roll out in selected countries soon after.