The N1 marks the first tablet from Nokia.
Nokia was once the market leader when it came to phones. In the recent years, Nokia has seen its sales decline steadily. The company still alive and kicking. Now it has announced the Nokia N1, a new Android tablet running Nokia’s own Z Launcher user interface. The N1 marks the first tablet from the company which is now restricted mostly to feature phones.
Nokia has not switched to Android. This was something it should have done way back in 2010. Nokia describes the N1 tablet as beginning of something new for the company.
The device will be made from a single piece of aluminium and measures 6.9mm thick weighing 318 grams. The LED backlit, IPS display is 7.9-inches, and has a 2,048 × 1,536 pixel resolution, while a 2.3GHz, 64-bit Intel Z3580 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM lives inside. An 8-megapixel camera on the reader and a 5-megapixel camera on the front make the tab good enough for some semi-serious photography.
Further, the tab will come with 32GB internal storage which can be increased using a MicroSD card. The device will also have Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and the new Type-C reversible micro USB connector.
It will be available in two colors: Natural Aluminum and Lava Gray. It will sell for $250. We don’t know how much it will cost in India.
Display: 7.9 inch (4:3); 2048×1536 resolution; Gorilla® glass 3
IPS panel with LED backlight
Fully laminated zero air-gap display
Chip: Intel® 64-bit Atom™ Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz
Memory: LPDDR3 (800 MHz), 2 GB
Storage: eMMC 5.0, 32 GB
Graphics: PowerVR G6430, 533 MHz
There is no branding on the N1 tablet yet. There are indications that the tab may not have any Nokia branding at all.
The tablet will run Android 5.0 Lollipop. This makes the Nokia N1 the second tablet to ship with new OS. It will also feature Nokia’s Z Launcher UI. The Z Launcher comes with some good features such as predicting which apps it should prominently display.
The Z launcher can also be installed on other Android devices, being available for free through the Google Play store.
Nokia will launch the N1 tablet in China somewhere in mid-February 2015. It will subsequently be available in Europe, Russia, and other countries.