Nokia N1 Android tablet was announced late last year by Nokia and is the first mobile device to carry the Nokia branding after the Finnish company sold its phone business to Microsoft. The new N1 isn’t manufactured by Nokia as it is not allowed to manufacture a mobile device until 2016. Instead, the Nokia N1 is manufactured by Foxconn for Nokia. The N1 has finally gone on sale today in China and has been priced at 1,599 CNY ($257).
The Nokia N1 tablet features a 7.9-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 and is powered by the Intel Atom Z3580 64-bit chipset. It comes with 2GB RAM and 32GB of onboard memory. The memory isn’t expandable though, so you will have to live with the limited 32GB memory. However, for this price we wouldn’t really consider this to be a major con. The tablet includes an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera for video calls and selfies. The tablet doesn’t come with cellular connectivity though, you will only get Wi-Fi connectivity. It includes support for the latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac dual-band standard as well. It packs a 5,300mAh battery, which is decent enough, if not remarkable. On the software side of things, the tablet comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, with the Nokia Z launcher.
Antutu benchmark results of the N1 tablet have also surfaced today, showing very impressive performance. The Nokia N1 managed to score 45,121 on the CPU efficiency benchmark, best the iPad Mini 3’s score of 28,446. In the image processing efficiency benchmark, the N1 was on the top as well, with a score of 12,623. The iPad Mini 3 was a close second with a score of 10,102.
The Nokia N1 is expected to arrive in other markets such as Europe by next month. We expect it become available in a few other Asian markets as well by the end of the month or early next month.