After selling off its devices and services division to Microsoft, the independent Nokia Oyj is ready to enter the consumer market again and this time the focus will be Android. Nokia was already developing an Android launcher dubbed Nokia Z Launcher and Nokia now presents a brand new tablet which will be running the same Z Launcher on top of Android Lollipop (5.0). Below are the full specifications, price, availability and everything you want to know about Nokia’s first Android tablet.
Specifications of Nokia N1 Android Tablet
Nokia’s tablet is not just beautiful, it also packs decent hardware. Talking of hardware, listed below are the complete specifications of Nokia N1 Android tablet.
|Nokia N1 Tablet Specifications|
|Display Features||7.9 inch (4:3) IPS LCD Display|
Gorilla® glass 3
Fully laminated zero air-gap display
|Processor||Intel® 64-bit Atom™ Processor Z3580, 2.3 GHz|
Graphics – PowerVR G6430, 533 MHz
|Storage||Inbuilt – 32 GB (No Expansion)|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR3 (800MHz)|
|Camera||Primary (rear): 8MP w/ AutoFocus|
Secondary (front): 5MP FixedFocus
Both record in 1080p
|Connectivity||WiFi – (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO|
SIM Slot: NO
USB: Micro-USB 2.0 with Type C reversible connector
|Software Features||Android Lollipop (5.0) w/ Nokia Z Launcher|
|Audio||High Quality Discrete Audio Codec, WolfsonWM8958E, independent audio codec|
|Battery||18.5 Wh (5300 mAh) rechargeable lithium polymer battery (3.7 V)|
|Colors Available||Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray|
Price and Availability of Nokia N1 Tablet
Nokia N1 Android tablet will be priced around $250 (USD) or ₹15000 (INR) or 11500 RRB before any taxes or subsidies. However coming to the availability, it turns out that the perspective buyers are needed to wait for a while. The Nokia tablet will start selling in Q1 2015 starting with China and will then expand to Russia and select European and other countries. We’ll update the post as we find details for other countries
|Availability by Region|
|China||Available – Details here|
|Russia||End Q1 – Q2 2015|
|Europe (Select Countries)||End Q1 – Q2 2015|
As Nokia no longer operates its own manufacturing plants, Nokia entered into a brand licensing agreement with
an OEM Foxconn which will handle manufacturing, sales, marketing and support for the N1 and any other products that may follow. Nokia will be putting up rigid quality control and the products will meet the Nokia quality that we expect.
One of the First Devices to sport USB Type-C Connector
Nokia N1 is one of the first, if not the first device to sport a reversible USB type C connector which is going to be the standard moving forward. The Type C cables can be plugged either way end-to-end or upside down (just like Apple’s lightening connector).
Nokia has always designed decent products and the N1 tablet is no different. The one-piece sandblasted aluminum body really gives it a premium feel (and somehow makes it look like an iPad 😛 ). The tablet is also backed by decent hardware especially the 64-bit Intel® quad-core processor which is capable enough to offer a smooth and lag-free experience. However the availability is the aspect where it actually disappoints. Let’s see if we manage to get hands on it before the competition outshines it.