Nokia recently spoke about chances of returning to the mobile phone industry, but their future plans seem pretty unconvincing, somewhat remote and uncertain at this time, in order for us to get enthusiastic about it now.
After only 24 hours, Nokia surprises us with a shock announcement: the launch of a product – an Android tablet. In Helsinki, Nokia presented the N1 tablet. Contrary to what we were used with by Nokia in recent years, the tablet is powered by Android 5.0, some operating system that many would have liked to see adopted 4 years ago instead of Windows Phone from Microsoft.
Over this OS will run their own Z Launcher interface, a software previously announced and which is offered from today in Google Play. As its rival Apple iPad Mini, this tablet features an In-Cell screen with a 7’9″ diagonal, has Gorilla Glass 3 protection and an IPS panel with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
The hardware platform is based on an Intel Atom Z3580 solution from the Moorefield family, a x86 processing core with 64-bit architecture, having its 2.3 GHz frequency, alongside with the PowerVR G6430 graphics solution. This hardware platform is complemented by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory (apparently non-stretchable) and a battery with a capacity of 5300 mAh.
The list of features includes two cameras with 8 and 5 MP sensor, also has a Wi-Fi interface
802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, and Wolfson WM8958E audio with two speakers about 0.5W power, Bluetooth 4.0 and one USB 2.0 Type-C connector, an industry first. Nokia N1 will have sometime a data modem version, but its release date is unknown. The housing is made of aluminum and will be available in two colors, silver or gray, and the design reminds pretty much the famous iPad Mini.
The tablet has dimensions of 200.7 x 138.6 x 6.9 mm and a weight of 318 grams. Possible future plans disclosed yesterday included the possibility of a partnership with an ODM integrator and the new Nokia N1 tablet is developed in cooperation with Foxconn. The tablet will be launched in Europe later this year and in China in mid-February of next year, its price will be about $ 250.