After Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, no one was all that sure where the company would go from this point on. After some small but interesting announcements, the company has today announced a brand new tablet.
The Nokia N1 tablet is a 7.9″ inch Android tablet with an all aluminum build and the latest and greatest version of Android, Lollipop, out of the box. The tablet has a 4:3 aspect ratio on the display just like the Nexus 9 and the iPad. In fact, this tablet has the same screen size as the iPad Mini. The screen has a resolution of 2048×1536 which should provide for a great viewing experience. Powering this tablet is an Intel Atom Z3580 processor which is capable of 64-bit. It is a quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz and comes alongside a PowerVR G6430 graphics chip. 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 5,300 mAh battery is also found inside. On the rear is an 8MP camera and a 5MP front camera.
The tablet is available only with WiFi but includes a couple interesting add-ons. First, the default launcher is Nokia’s own Z Launcher. Second, the microUSB port is reversible allowing you to plug the cord in at any orientation. The tablet is a mere 6.9mm thick and weighs in at 318g.
On the software side of things we’re looking at Android 5.0 Lollipop and from what we can tell, it’s left unchanged aside from the Z Launcher on top. However it’s not all good, it seems Nokia hasn’t gone for getting Google Play Services on this tablet. That is not yet confirmed, but due to the lack of Google Apps on the tablet’s screen, I’m not counting on it. For $249 though this tablet is certainly a steal for it’s spec package. Are you thinking of picking one up?
Update: It has been confirmed that this tablet does ship with Google Play Services.