Nokia has announced its first device since selling off its Devices division to Microsoft, although this venture recalls its previous branding exercises with Pantech for CDMA devices in the N1 Android tablet. Meant for the Chinese market and launching there first before a wider launch next year, the N1 features a 7.9-inch display with a striking resemblance to the iPad Mini and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Other specifications include a 64-bit Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage, 8- and 5-megapixel ream main and front cameras respectively, stereo speakers, dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 with the tablet also being one of the first shipping Android tablets to feature the reversible microUSB Type-C connector. The N1 tablet will cost $249 and will be manufactured by Foxconn and the ODM will also be responsible for after sales support along with manufacturing. Below, a video detailing the tablet.
In related news Nokia has also announced the official release of its own Android launcher in the Z Launcher after a months-long beta period. The Z Launcher is pre-installed on the N1 and will allow users to search by using finger gestures that draw out letters as well as surfacing the most relevant information automatically depending on location and time of day.