Months after being bought and virtually considered dead, Nokia has surprised everyone by unveiling an Android tablet. The tablet does have the name ‘Nokia’ on it, etched at the lower back of the device. It designed and built by Nokia to try and prove to fans that the brand is still strong and working on devices. The tablet has been likened to Apple’s iPad mini on a number of features. It has a 7.9 inch screen, 2048 by 1536 resolution, similar speaker, camera, sleep/wake button, and even volume rockers as the iPad mini. The design is also of anodized aluminium, much like the entire iPad line. Below is a complete run-down of the specs:
- 64-bit Intel Atom processor clocked at 2.3GHz.
- 2GB RAM.
- 32GB built-in memory.
- 8MP Rear camera, 5MP front-facing camera.
- Reversible Micro-USB 2.0 port.
- 5300mAh speakers
The device is also just 6.9mm thin, and will launch in China first, before proceeding to select European countries. It runs stock Android 5.0 Lollipop, and comes pre-loaded with Nokia’s Z Launcher for Android. In fact, it is said that the Z Launcher itself was the inspiration behind the tablet itself. Z Launcher is designed such that its basic functionality is based on maximizing the use of gestures to control various device functionalities. While the Nokia N1 is the first and only device with the Z Launcher for tablets, the Z Launcher for other devices has been released in Google Play store and is available for download.