We were all expecting a Nokia tablet for the longest time, and today, the Finnish company has just announced one. However, instead of running Windows (any iteration, really), the Nokia N1 announced today is a slate which is powered by Google’s Android. …and not just any version of Android, but the latest iteration: Android 5.0 Lollipop, on top of which Nokia threw its own Z Launcher.
If you have a feeling that the tablet you see above, and at images at the source link below, resembles the iPad (mini), you’re not alone. Moving on, we’re looking at a 7.9-inch slate with 2048×1536 resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor (PowerVR G6430 GPU clocked at 533MHz), clocked at 2.3 GHz. Additional specs include 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, eight- and five-megapixel camera duo for front and back, aluminum body (6.9mm thick), and a huge 5,300mAh battery.
The Nokia N1 will be available in China starting Q1 2015 for an estimated USD 249 before taxes. Other markets will follow after.
Additionally, the press release states that “Nokia is licensing the industrial design, Z Launcher software layer and IP on a running royalty basis to the OEM partner. The OEM partner is responsible for full business execution, from engineering and sales to customer care, including liabilities and warranty costs, inbound IP and software licensing and contractual agreements with 3rd parties.” The Nokia brand itself has been licenses to Foxconn who will handle all things N1.