Nokia’s first device since selling its mobile division to Microsoft earlier this year isn’t the set-top box that many (myself included) expected but rather a small Android tablet that’s perhaps best described as an iPad mini clone.
The Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch laminated display carrying a resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 mounted inside a chassis constructed from a single sheet of aluminum. Around back, the N1’s camera is placed in the same area as the iPad mini while the bottom edge of the device looks almost identical to an iPad in terms of speaker grills and connector placement.
The connector that Nokia is using is actually a reversible Type-C USB connector, one of the first implementations of the new technology.
The N1 is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 clocked at 2.3GHz alongside 2GB of RAM. The aforementioned rear camera shoots stills at up to 8-megapixels while the front-facing camera is capable of capturing 5-megapixel photos. Internal storage is set at 32GB with no option for more or less but there is a memory card reader should you need more space.
Nokia’s latest will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop and Nokia Z Launcher.
While Apple may be perturbed, they probably weren’t knocking on their lawyers’ doors early this morning over the matter. I say that because it’s pretty obvious that Apple is getting away from the small tablet market.
The Nokia N1, built in collaboration with Foxconn, will go on sale for $249.99 in China in February and roll out to Russia and select European nations after that. No word yet on whether or not Nokia plans to bring the N1 to the US.