Nokia has launched the first ever tablet powered by Android version 5.0 Lollipop. While no one was expecting Nokia to move into the Tablet business this comes as a surprise to the tech enthusiasts. The new tablet has a lot of similarities to the iPad Mini 2 launched some time back.
Recently Nokia brand name was pulled out from the Lumia series of smartphones and was re-branded as the Microsoft Devices with the Launch of Microsoft Lumia 535. It is launched for USD 250 price tag which is very attractive for budget buyers. It will be available for Rs. 16,000 or 287 Australian Dollars or £ 160.
Update – 07- March-2015 – We are still waiting for the Nokia N1 tablets to go on sale in India, yet no news about the availability of Nokia N1 Tablets. The N1 Android tablets went on sale in China and in 4 minutes time 20,000 tablets were sold. The tablets are really good with excellent built quality and offer strong performance with Antutu score as high as 45,000.
Nokia N1 Tablet
The Nokia Tablet know as N1 is 7.9-inch, 2048×1536 (4:3) IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 and comes fully laminated zero air gap display to offer great readability for the users. Powering the tablet is the latest processor Intel Atom Z3580 with 64-bit architecture and 2.3 GHz clock speed. processor idle for multitasking and playing games.
Further, the PowerVR G6430 is the bundled graphics processor to take care of gaming needs. Also, it sports 8-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera for all the photography needs. Nokia would have built in all the magic of Camera features which they did with the Lumia Series of Smartphones.
Nokia N1 Landscape Mode
Furthermore, it has 2 GB of RAM and 2GB built-in memory (non-expandable). It is only wifi model and offers the following Connectivity solutions – Dual channel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0. It comes with a Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector for charging and transfer of data.
The Stereo speakers will make you listen to the music on this thin 6.9mm tablet. Further, the height of the tablet is 200.7mm & width is 138.6 mm, it weighs 318 gm.
The battery is 5300mAh battery and is of decent capacity to make sure that you are able to run it for hours before you need to charge it again. However, the design draws a comparison to the iPad Mini with Unibody aluminum design; available in Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray colors.
Nevertheless, it is a good option for a top brand like Nokia and powered by Android Lollipop we would have expected this few years earlier from Nokia. Nevertheless, we may see the tablet space become hotter with Nokia, Apple, and Google all fighting for the market share.