Nokia has just unveiled its first tablet post Microsoft. Calling it the Nokia N1, the tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and their much touted Z Launcher.
This is very exciting news. But any way you look at it, the N1 looks like an homage to the iPad Mini. Combining the looks of the Mini with Android L sounds like a dream match up for some, but some might call out the Finnish company for taking this route. The N1 has the same 7.9 inch screen size and the same 2048 x 1536 resolution. It also used a similar anodized aluminum design, as well as the the placement of the speaker grills, the camera, the power and volume buttons and headphone jack. Curiously, it also has what looks like a Lightning port, but is actually a reversible Type-C USB connector.
In some ways though, Nokia improved on certain aspects of the N1. For one, the screen is fully laminated. And its much thinner and lighter at only 6.9 mm thick and 318 grams.
To round out the specs, the N1 includes a 2.4 GHz quad core Intel Atom Z3580 processor and 2GB of RAM. It has 32GB of storage, an 8MP main camera, and a 5MP front camera. Best of all, the tablet runs stock Android 5.0 Lollipop, comes with Nokia’s intuitive Z Launcher.
Launching first in China February next year, Nokia is aggressively pricing the N1 at $249 (after taxes; roughly Php11,800). That’s significantly lower than iPad Mini 2 or 3.
Nokia N1 specs:
- 7.9-inch, 2048×1536 (4:3) IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 and fully laminated zero air gap display
- 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor
- PowerVR G6430 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of storage (non-expandable)
- 8MP main camera
- 5MP front camera
- Dual channel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
- Micro USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector
- Stereo speakers
- 5300mAh battery
- Aluminum unibody design
- Available in Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray color
- $249 (after taxes; roughly Php 11,800)