Finnish company Nokia is back in the consumer electronics business just months after it sold its mobile phone business to Microsoft. Nokia has announced its “first Nokia-branded AndroidTM tablet” Nokia N1 on Tuesday at the Slush technology conference in Helsinki. The new tablet will be produced under a brand-licensing agreement with OEM partner Foxconn who will take care of its manufacturing, distribution as well as sales.

Sebastian Nyström, Head of Products at Nokia Technologies said, “We are pleased to bring the Nokia brand back into consumers’ hands with the N1 Android tablet, and to help make sophisticated technologies simple.

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The N1 is a thin, light and sleek 6.9mm thin aluminum tablet available in Lava Grey and Natural Aluminum colors. It features a 7.9-inch laminated display, the Nokia Z Launcher and the Android Lollipop operating system. The Nokia Z Launcher allows users to “scribble a letter or two to find their content quickly. Over time the Z Launcher learns what applications are in use, and predicts and highlights the applications consumers are expected to want based on time of day and location.

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Technical Specifications of the Nokia N1 Tablet are as follows:

  • Display: 7.9-inch (4:3) , 2048×1536  resolution IPS panel with LED backlight, Gorilla Glass 3 and fully laminated zero air gap display
  • Processor:  2.3GHz 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor
  • Graphics:  533 MHz PowerVR G6430 GPU
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB storage
  • Camera: 8MP rear camera with Autofocus, 5MP front-facing camera fixed focus; 1080p video recording
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi, (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth, BT 4.0
  • Connections: 3.5 mm audio; Micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector
  • Speakers: Two 0.5 W Stereo speakers
  • Battery: 5300mAh rechargeable Li-Po battery
  • Body : one-piece aluminum design with surface anodization
  • Dimensions: 200.7mm x 138.6mm x 6.9mm
  • Weight: 318 grams
  • Colors: Available in two colors – Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray
  • Software: Android 5.0 Lollipop; Nokia Z Launcher

Nokia plans to launch the Nokia N1 tablet in China in the first quarter of 2015 with a price tag of $249.  The tablet will be made available in other international markets later.

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Here’s the video for the Nokia N1 Tablet:

 

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