The Nokia N1 release date in China is expected around Chinese New Year and the Android-based tablet will be selling for an estimated $249.
According to The Verge, Nokia’s first tablet after Microsoft took over the company looks like an iPad Mini clone.
Specs of the unit include a 7.9-inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536.
Under the hood, it has a 2.4GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage.
In terms of camera features, the Nokia N1 has an 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing camera.
“We started looking around, we just didn’t find any good Android tablets out there,” says Brook Eaton, director for Nokia’s Z Launcher.
“We have such a beautiful, simple, and elegant Z Launcher.
Why not build a device that is also built on the same principles as being super simple and easy to use and elegant?” A key reason for Nokia’s launch of the N1 tablet, which will run on a stock version of the Android 5.0 Lollipop, is to push its Z Launcher platform.
The Verge noted that the idea behind Z Launcher is to give you a list of apps and contacts that changes based on where you are and what you’re doing.
Through th Z Launcher, you can also scribble out a letter in the middle of your homescreen to search what’s installed on your phone, or things on the net through Google’s suggestion.
The N1’s design, the tech news sited noted, is almost identical to the rear of the iPad Mini.
The bottom of the unit has the same speaker grills as the Apple small screen tablet.
But though the N1 is like an iPad Mini running on Android, the N1’s display is fully laminated and is also thinner and lighter than the iPad Mini’s 3rd generation variant.