Nokia has surprised many people when they announced their N1 Android-powered tablet back in November. This was a surprise for several reasons, Nokia (what’s left of it after Microsoft acquisition) is not allowed to make any sort of smart mobile devices just yet, as part of their contract with Microsoft, but they found a way around it. Nokia hired Foxconn, who made this thing for them, and they both did a great job as far as building this thing goes. The tablet looks great, offers solid specs and… well, it’s Nokia. I doubt it will sell like hotcakes though considering Nokia is not what they used to be, they’re in ruins at the moment and they lost a lot of credibility over the years thanks to the Microsoft exclusivity contract and their dealings with Symbian and MeeGo.
A report came our way about a week ago stating that Nokia N1 will launch in China in January and cost $250, a price that would be hard to beat for such a device. Anyhow, a new report came our way regarding the date of this launch along with some images of the device itself. According to a report, the device will launch on January 7 in China. Take this leak with a pinch of salt, as usual, considering this is not exactly all that credibly, in other words, we can’t confirm it. If you take a look below this article, you’ll notice two Nokia N1 images showing off this tablet.
Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LCD display along with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of non-expandable internal storage. The tablet is powered by Intel’s Atom Z3580 quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz which ships with a PowerVR G6430 GPU for graphics processing. 5,300mAh battery is here to make sure you don’t run out of juice before the end of the day and this device ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia’s Z Launcher on top of it. 8-megapixel camera is located on the back of the device, while there’s a 5-megapixel shooter available on the front of this tablet.
This could be a rather appealing offer for many Chinese consumers if the price turns out to be as low as $250. I hope that Nokia will launch this thing to other markets soon as well, would you be interested in getting a copy if that happens?