After dabbing with the Android platform under the Microsoft umbrella, Nokia is aiming for reinvention. The company just launched the Nokia N1 tablet, which arrives with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
It becomes the first Android tablet in its lineup.
And it also becomes the second tablet to run this latest version of Android out of the box, after Nexus 9. The N1 makes uses of the Nokia Z launcher as the default UI, meaning buyers of this slate will get some unique tweaks in terms of design — at least on the software side.
Things are pretty straightforward on the hardware, though.
The 8-inch tablet offers an interesting resolution of 2048 x 1536, with the IPS panel with LED backlighting offering Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Nokia has also opted for a fully laminated zero air-gap display on the device.
Underneath you’ll find a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor beating at 2.3GHz.
It is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Nokia N1 also makes use of the PowerVR G6430 GPU to handle graphics duties. Camera options include 8 megapixel back and 5 megapixel front, both being able to shoot 1080p video.
The N1 makes use of a one-piece Aluminum design with a 6.9mm profile that houses a 5300 mAh battery that should provide enough juice to last a day.
Nokia plans to release the tablet available in two color options — Natural Aluminum or Lava Gray, with a price tag of $250, just before the Chinese new year, which starts on February 19, 2015.
You can expect an international launch round about this time.