The Ascent of the Fallen – Nokia N1

Novelty in the world of tablets is brought by stumbled Nokia. Specifically, Nokia launched its Nokia N1 tablet. What to expect from this device? At a time when everyone thought the Finnish technological giant at the end of its life cycle and how the entire corporation is approaching its end, Nokia has decided to surprise us all. If under the contract with Microsoft, Nokia cannot produce smartphones, it does not mean that they can’t produce tablets. After a long time, precisely since they sold their mobile sector to Microsoft, Nokia offered us their new smart device.

It is an Android 5.0 tablet that comes with a 7.9-inch screen (69.5% screen-to-body ratio) of laminated glass and has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. The display is made in the IPS LCD technology and protected by Gorilla glass layer. At benchmark test of processors intensity, the Nokia N1 has proved to be far faster and stronger than its competitor iPad Mini 3; while N1 achieved a score of 45,121, iPad stands with only 28,446.

This result may be due to hardware features such as quad, 64-bit Intel Atom processor 3580 speed of 2.3 GHz and a working memory of 2 GB. The device has 2GB of RAM and 32GB of memory for storing data, which can be additionally upgraded. In addition to this, it is also notable that tablet has incredible Wolfson (VM8958E) audio chip. Other notable hardware features include Dual-Band Wi-Fi support with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 5300mAh battery which is very well hidden in an elegant and compact body.

The rear camera comes with 8 MP sensors and 3264 x 2448 pixels, including autofocus while the front camera has 5 MP, which is not a sensational intensity.

The design is different from classic tablet looks and very closely resembles the iPad Mini and is packed into a mono-block of anodized aluminum case. Nokia N1 tablet comes in two different colors, Natural Aluminum and Lava Grey. The tablet weights 318 grams and its dimensions are 200, 7 x 138, 6 x 6, 9 mm. It also comes with all the stereo speakers on the bottom and is among the first devices on the market that has a reversible micro USB 2.0 port with Type C connector.

The device does not come with Microsoft Windows, as some might assume, but with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and the addition of Nokia’s Z Launcher.

The assumed price of this tablet is about 250$.