Nokia Corporation has surprised the tech world by unveiling a tablet whose specs are by far the best in the current saturated market. Christened 'Nokia N1' the tablet will feature a lightly skinned, current version of Android 5.0 aka Lollipop.
When Nokia's mobile division was taken over by Microsoft, everyone naturally assumed, albeit grudgingly, that the once-iconic Nokia brand would be gradually snuffed out by Microsoft. When the Bill Gates company announced that the Lumia devices would no longer bear the Nokia moniker, there was little doubt that Nokia's days appeared severely numbered.
However, Nokia has made quite a big splash with the N1 tablet. The tablet looks great from every technological perspective and should drive the consumers crazy because it comes from a company that has one of the longest and most highly revered legacies.
The Hardware: A massive 2.3GHz Intel Atom 64-bit Processor (Z3580) is paired with 2GB RAM and 32GB on board storage space. Mind you, that's a 64-bit processor, and hence, even hardcore consumers will appreciate the multi-threading that will greatly speed-up processing, as well as multi-tasking. As for graphics processing, Nokia has opted for the top-of-the-shelf PowerVR G6430 chip which is clocked at 533 MHz, reported GSM Arena.
Needless to say, with such specs, the N1 tablet will not only be able to easily handle any game, it appears capable of synchronizing with any large-screen Ultra HD LED TV for an immersive gaming experience. Did we mention, the screen of the N1 tablet is a 7.9-inch display with a QHD resolution of 2048×1536 pixels?
Though it is quite an unconventional practice to snap photos with a large-screened device, Nokia has infused an 8 Megapixel camera at the back, and the tablet even gets a decent 5MP front shooter – undoubtedly to satiate the selfie crazed technophiles. Incidentally, the main camera can also capture 1080p videos.
The Nokia N1 tablet holds two of the biggest surprises that might help the company in not only resurrecting its ebbing mass-appeal, but should also win back customers. Firstly, the Nokia N1 Tablet will run the latest version of Android i.e. Lollipop. The Android v5.0 Lollipop is being touted as the next evolutionary step in mobile computing by its maker, Google. When Nokia initially toyed with Android, its phones ran a raw (read: unappealing) core of Android. Though layered atop with Nokia's Z Launcher, tablet users will appreciate the full-fledged Android experience on a Nokia made device.
The second most appealing factor for the tablet is the humongous 5300mAh battery that should offer decent all-day juice.
Connectivity: Barring GSM based communication and NFC, Nokia N1 tablet has all of the latest communication protocols like a micro-USB 2.0 with a Type-C reversible connector, a 3.5 mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, (802.11a/b/g/n/ac); dual channel (2.4GHz & 5GHz) with MIMO, Bluetooth, and even BT 4.0.
Encased in an all-aluminum frame, the Nokia N1 tablet might seem to be an Apple iPad clone, but that is where the similarities end, reported The Verge. At just 6.9 mm, it is even thinner than the Apple iPad Mini 3, and it is fairly light at just 319 grams. Expected to arrive with an MSRP of $249 (plus taxes), the tablet certainly isn't cheap, but the fact that it is made by Nokia should help buyers make a beeline for it.
[Image Credit | Nokia]