Well here’s a shocker: Nokia unveils the Nokia N1, a tablet. An Android tablet. Interestingly, it is not a direct Nokia product since under the terms of the sale of their Devices and Sales division to Microsoft, they are not allowed to manufacture a competing device until 2016. Nokia N1’s brand, industrial design and Nokia Z launcher software are licensed by OEM titan Foxconn.
The N1 has similar metallic chassis with the same layout of buttons, speaker grille, headphone jack and camera sensor layout like the iPad Mini.
The display is a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 resolution IPS display with the Gorilla Glass 3 made from a single piece of the anodised aluminium. It has an 8MP rear facing camera with autofocus and a 5MP front camera fixed focus. Powered by an Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Graphics wise it houses a PowerVR G430 GPU with internal storage capacity of 32GB.
The N1 sports the new reversible USB Type C connector, the first pad in the industry to adopt it. Dimension are 200.7 x 138.6mm with a thickness of just 6.9mm. It weight around 318g, which is less than the iPad Mini. It sports Nokia Launcher Z on Android 5.0 Lollipop on the software front.
Priced around US$ 249 (RM840), the N1 will make its debut in China for Chinese New Year 2015.
Source & image: Nokia N1
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