New Nokia tablet runs Android Lollipop
Nokia is back in the devices business just under seven months after selling its devices and services unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. The rebranding of Microsoft Lumia can’t be a discouragement for Nokia anymore, but instead it has come back with the launch of a new device. Nokia has finally launched its first Android tablet, the N1.
The all-new Nokia N1 tablet feaures a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixel) laminated display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The N1 tablet has a one-piece aluminum body, which is sandblasted for a satin finish. The tablet is also comes with Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector.
Nokia N1 runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with an exclusive version of Nokia Z Launcher. The Z Launcher is equipped with the predictive technology on the Nokia N1 tablet. One can just scribble on the screen to find any app or contact on the tablet. The N1 is powered by a 64-bit Intel quad-core processor, coupled with 2GB of RAM, and comes with an onboard storage capacity of 32GB. Nokia N1 sports an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and a 5 MP front-facing camera, coupled with the fixed focus option. The N1 is fuelled with 5300mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery. Nokia’s newly launched N1 tablet will be available in two colours – Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray.Prices will soon be revealed.
Nokia’s N1 is almost identical to the rear of the iPad mini thanks to careful placement of the camera, buttons, and headphone jack. Even the bottom of the device has the same speaker grills and what looks like a Lightning port, but is actually one of the first implementations of the reversible Type-C USB connector. The USB is actually where things start to get interesting. While the Nokia N1 looks like an iPad mini with Android, the company has actually gone a few steps further in improving Apple’s popular tablet. Nokia’s N1 display is fully laminated, unlike the iPad mini 3, and the N1 is just 6.9mm thick and 318 grams in weight, both thinner and lighter than Apple’s offering. Nokia is particularly proud of design details like its camera placement matching the curvature of the camera lens and the tablet’s corner.