Nokia has announced its first Android tablet, the N1, built under license by Chinese manufacturer Foxconn. That company is also responsible for all business related to the product, including engineering, sales, customer care and handling of warranties. With its thin aluminum unibody design and a rather unusual (for the Android world) screen aspect ratio of 4:3, the N1 looks a little bit like an Apple iPad Mini clone, albeit a quite good looking one.

The 7.9-inch IPS display offers a 2048 x 1536 resolution, Gorilla Glass 3 protection and zero air gap technology for reduced reflections. Under the hood Android 5.0 Lollipop and Nokia's Z launcher are powered by a 64-bit, 2.3 GHz quad-core Intel Z3580 CPU and 2GB RAM. The tablet comes with 32GB of internal memory but there is no microSD slot for expansion. The battery has a generous 5,300 mAh capacity and the N1 also features the new reversible micro-USB 2.0 Type C connector.

In the camera department the Nokia offers an 8MP rear camera with AF and a 5MP fixed-focus front unit. Unfortunately no further technical detail on the cameras has been revealed at this point. The N1 will be first available in China in February of next year for approximately $249 and then head to Russia and other select European markets.

Key Specifications.

  • 7.9-inch IPS LCD, 2048x1536 pixels, Gorilla Glass 3, zero air gap
  • 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB built-in memory (non-expandable)
  • 8 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera
  • Stereo speakers
  • 5300mAh battery
  • Unibody aluminum design
  • 6.9mm thin