Last November 2014, Nokia announced its return to mobile devices with the introduction of the N1 tablet. It featured Android 5.0 Lollipop, Nokia’s own Z launcher, great design and impressive specs. Fast forward to a few days ago, January 8, 2015, the device went on sale in China. It took just four minutes for the Finnish company to sell its initial stock of 20,000 units. Not bad for a return.
I’m not surprised the N1 sold out though. The tablet looks great and the hardware is as what’s expected from a company like Nokia. Granted it’s heavily inspired by the iPad Mini, but make no mistake its a very serious Android device.
The next sale in China will be on January 15. I have a feeling it will be another success. I only hope it reaches our shores soon.
Nokia N1 key 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
- CNY 1,599 (roughly Php 11,700)