Nokia unveils N1 tablet with Android 5.0 and a 64-bit CPU

Nokia N1

After Microsoft took over Nokia’s hardware division and rights for the Lumia branding, one was left wondering as to what the future holds for the renowned hardware manufacturer. And today, the company has announced the arrival of the Nokia N1 tablet, which is running Android 5.0 Lollipop with the Nokia Z Launcher UI overlay. The tablet has been priced at a decent $249, making it much cheaper than rival offerings.

This is Nokia’s first ever Android tablet and is packing a pretty capable hardware specs sheet with the design almost reminiscent of the Apple iPad Mini. It packs a 7.9 inch 2048 x 1536 resolution display, an 8-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 chipset and a 5,300 mAh battery. The tablet also has stereo speakers on the bottom for amplified sound and media viewing experience.

Nokia is utilizing the reversible micro USB 2.0 Type C connector which will make lives a lot easier for the consumers. Thanks to precision engineering, the tablet has a thickness of just 6.9 mm despite packing a powerful hardware specs sheet. The Nokia brand will be licensed to Foxconn who will be responsible for the manufacturing, engineering, marketing and sales of the tablet.

The Nokia N1 is expected to land in China by February 2015 with Russia, Europe and Asian markets expected to get it subsequently. There’s no word on a North American launch at this point.

Source: Nokia

Via: Android Central