The first Nokia-branded Android tablet, the Nokia N1, as expected, has been launched in China. The tablet is currently up for pre-orders at CNY 1,599 (Rs. 16,308 approximately), which is roughly around the price stated at its unveiling – $249 (roughly Rs. 15,400) before taxes.
Unfortunately, the Finnish company has not revealed any availability details of the N1 Android tablet for other markets; though Nokia is likely to launch the tablet in Europe next month.
Unveiled in November last year, the Nokia N1 tablet comes with a brand-licensing agreement with Foxconn to manufacture, distribute, and sell the tablet in China.
For specifications, the Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixel) IPS LED-backlit display with by Corning Gorilla Glass 3; a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor (4 cores, 4 threads) coupled with a PowerVR G6430 GPU; 2GB of LPDDR3 (800MHz) RAM; 32GB of inbuilt storage (non-expandable); an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera; a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera; 5300mAh battery, and the predictive Nokia Z Launcher interface on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Connectivity options on Nokia N1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB with reversible Type-C connector, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The Nokia N1 tablet weighs in at 318 grams, and measures 200.7×138.6×6.9mm.
To recall, with the launch of the Nokia N1 tablet, the company neatly bypassed the restrictions imposed by the Microsoft deal, after the acquisition of Nokia’s devices and services division by Microsoft in April last year, the Finnish company can no longer use the Nokia brand on smartphones till Q4 2016, and on feature phones for 10 years.