So, the Nokia brand isn’t dead yet. Just a week after Microsoft de-hyphenated the Nokia name from its smart devices, the original Nokia in Finland has showcased the N1 tablet under its own brand.
The 7.9-inch Nokia N1 looks a lot like the new Apple iPad Air, even though it runs Android Lolipop but with Nokia Z launcher. The gesture-based Nokia Z launcher has been available as a free download on Google Play store for a few months now.
Considering that it is Nokia’s return in more ways than one, the choice of a tablet, that too one that looks too much like the iPad seems a bit of a surprise now. In fact, the only thing that is visbly different from the Apple device is the Android OS inside.
Nokia sees to have stuck to its old naming pattern by calling the tablet the N1. The device, to be manufactured by Foxconn, will be launched in China first at a price of $249 and will launch in Europe starting with Russia.
The one-piece design with surface anodised aluminum will remind buyers of the iPad. The tablet will be powered by a 2.3GHz Intel 64-bit Atom Z3580 Processor and will have 2GB LPDDR3 (800 MHz).
The 7.9-inch screen will have a 4:3 aspect ratio and 2048×1536 resolution IPS panel and protected by Gorilla glass 3. The tablet will have an internal storage of 32GB and Micro-USB port for charging.
There will be an 8 MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, 5 MP front-facing camera with fixed focus and 1080p video recording. The 318g weight and 6.9mm thickness should make the tablet very sleek.