Look who is making a comeback! Just seven (7) months after Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services for $7.2 billion, Nokia is back in the devices business. They just unveiled an Android tablet today (yes, Android! :)) called N1.
As you can see on the photo, the company attempts to emulate the design of Apple's iPad Mini. It sports the same 7.9-inch display and the 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. The rear of the N1 is almost identical to the iPad Mini because of the placement of buttons, camera and the headphone jack. Like the iPad Mini, the speaker grills and what seems like a Lightning port are located at the bottom of the handset. However, this one is not a Lightning port. It's a reversible type-C USB connector.
N1 is powered by 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core processor paired with 2 GB of RAM. It features 32 GB of internal memory, 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. It runs the stock version of Android 5.0 Lollipop and the Nokia's Z Launcher.
- Display: 7.9-inch, 2048 x 1536 pixels, Gorilla Glass 3, Fully laminated zero air-gap display, IPS panel with LED backlight
- Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 quad-core
- RAM: 2 GB
- ROM: 32 GB
- Rear Camera: 8 MP
- Front Camera: 5 MP
- Thickness: 6.9mm thick
- Height: 200.7mm
- Width: 138.6mm
- Weight: 318 grams
- Colors: Natural Aluminum, Lava Grey
Nokia plans to launch the Nokia N1 in China for $249 around February 19, 2015. After that, it is expected yo toll out to Russia and select European countries. Local availability and pricing is yet unknown.