Nokia Launches Android Tablet “N1″ with iPad-Like Design
Nokia is back into the hardware game it seems to be a stylish return. The company has spilled the beans on its website earlier than expected, and the N1 tablet has thus become official, even before the official launch event.
This is quite a surprise, as previous rumors suggested that Nokia is preparing for a smartwatch release. But, as it turns out, Nokia thinks it can become a serious player in the tablet market.
The tablet will cost just $249, which is a real killer deal if we have a look at the specs of their very first Android tablet below. However, the device is strikingly similar wit the iPad Mini, especially if you look at the speakers grill. So we wonder whether this doesn’t mean trouble for the company. But we hope not.
The tablet comes with the following dimensions: height: 200.7mm; width: 138.6 mm; depth: 6.9 mm and weighs 318 g. So, by the looks of it, it’s a pretty nice tablet from Nokia, considering that it’s basically their first Android slate.
Design and looks
The Nokia N1 comes in natural Aluminum or Lava Gray colors, which are rather nice. But the problem, as I’ve said above, consists in the huge similarity with the iPad Mini, if we take into account that it has the same size, as well.
There’s a 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and a 5 MP front-facing camera, fixed focus with 1080p video recording. Considering that it retails for just $249, these are really nice. Especially when they come from Nokia.
The tablet has a 7.9 inch (4:3) 2048×1536 resolution display with Gorilla glass 3. There’s an IPS panel with LED backlight and a fully laminated zero air-gap display. Another feature that is present on the new iPads.
Processor, memory, storage
The Nokia N1 is powered by an Intel 64-bit Atom Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz with a memory of 2 GB LPDDR3 (800 MHz). On the graphics side, there’s a PowerVR G6430 at 533 MHz. Again, considering the price that it gets launched at, it comes with enough power. As for storage, there’s 32 GB of eMMC 5.0 internal storage.
The Nokia N1 comes with a High Quality Discrete Audio Codec, Wolfson WM8958E, independent audio codec and two 0.5 W stereo speakers. There’s 90 dB with less than 10% total harmonic distortion (THD), as well.
The tablet sports Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Nokia Z Launcher that allows to easily open the app you want with a gesture. The tablet also coems with 6-axis Gyro+Accelerometer and connectivity-wise, there’s Wi-Fi, (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO and Bluetooth, BT 4.0.