3 Things to Know About Nokia N1, the company’s first Android 5.0-powered tablet

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Nokia has just announced its very first Android tablet – the Nokia N1. Yes it’s a surprising move and yes, this is a rather awesome device that can’t help but remind us on the iPad Mini 2 and perhaps the Xiaomi MiPad.

Here are 3 things you should know about the Nokia N1

1. Specs

  • Screen: 7.9-inch 2048×1536 (4:3) IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 and fully laminated zero air gap
  • Chip: 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor, plus PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • Memory: 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal non-expandable storage
  • Camera: 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera
  • Connectivity: Dual channel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0
  • USB: Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector
  • Battery: 5300mAh
  • Color options: Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray
  • Other: Stereo speakers, unibody aluminum design

2. Software

The N1 runs Nokia’s custom Android skin called Z Launcher that sings on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Said software is described as intuitive and super easy to use.

Start by scribbling a letter or two with your finger and see the Z Launcher bringing up the things “you want to know, do, and discover.”

The Nokia Z Launcher will adapt to you and what you’re doing to bring you “what you need, when you need it.” The more you use it, the better it gets.

The best part is that Nokia made this app available to all Android smartphones; you can already download it out from the Google Play Store.

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3. Availability and pricing

The Nokia N1 will first be launched in China just in time for the local New Year (February 19, 2015). Afterwards, it’s heading to Russia and select European markets. The price is set at $249, easily making it one of the best tablets (if not the best tablet) you can buy.

So, any takers?

  • Ben Ho

    Based on specifications alone, the N1 looks like a formidable tablet. Intel’s processor is powerful and power efficient, providing multitasking capabilities alongside long battery life. Its large screen comes in a thin and light form factor that feels comfortable in both hands.

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