Since Microsoft bought Nokia’s smartphone division, the company is not allowed to sell smartphones until after the end of 2015, but that does not mean Nokia is standing still, and they’ve just unveiled Nokia N1 tablet based on Intel Atom Z3580 quad core processor, with a 7.9″ display, 2GB LPDDR3, and 32GB eMMC. The tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and it’s also the first device I’ve seen with a micro USB 2.0 type C reversible connector.
Nokia N1 specifications:
- SoC – Intel Atom Z3580 (Bay Trail-T) quad core processor up to 2.33 GHz (burst frequency) with PowerVR GC6430 GPU up to 533 MHz
- System Memory – 2GB LPDDR3L @ 800 MHz
- Storage – 32 GB eMMC 5.0 flash (no micro SD slot)
- Display – 7.9″ IPS display, 2048×1536 resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3.
- Audio – 3.5mm audio port, 2x 0.5W speakers, digital MIC, Wolfson WM8958E audio codec
- Connectivity – Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- USB – 1x micro USB 2.0 type C reversible connector
- Camera – 8MP rear camera with auto-focus, 5 MP front-facing camera
- Sensors – 6-axis Gyro & Accelerometer
- Battery – 5,300 mAh (18.5Whr) battery.
- Dimensions – 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm
- Weight – 318 grams
Beside running Android 5.0, Nokia’s tablet with also feature with Nokia Z Launcher app, which just landed on Google Play, but is incompatible with all of the 30+ devices I have registered on Google Play, apparently because of my location. The tablet will come with Google Play Store in markets where Google Play is available.
Nokia N1 is not available right, but it will start selling in China on February 19, 2015, before before being released in Russia and Europe. Price will be about $249 before tax. Visit Nokia N1 microsite for more details.