Nokia N1 has sold out in four consecutive Chinese flash sales


Borrowing a page from Xiaomi, in China Nokia has turned to flash sales to help the Nokia N1 tablet sell out on four separate occasions. Nokia will hold its next quick sale of the Android 5.0 powered tablet on February 26th. The slate is priced at the equivalent of $256 USD, and is made with anodized aluminum. The N1 features a 7.9-inch screen with resolution of 2048 x 1536. Those are the exact specs for the display on the Apple iPad mini 3 and the Xiaomi MiPad. Under the hood is a 64-bit quad-core Intel Z3580 CPU with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside The back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively.

The first flash sale sold out with 20,000 units purchased in four minutes. There were a total of 566,438 "buyers' interests" in the first sale. The second sale saw 666,594 buyers' interest over 32,000 units, which were all gone in 7 minutes and 47 seconds.

While we do know that both the third and fourth flash sales both sold out, we do not have the figures yet showing the number of "buyers' interests," and the number of tablets ultimately sold for each sale. What we do know is that Xiaomi obviously isn't the only manufacturer that can sell out its products using a flash sale.

source: NPU

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  • Display 7.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 5300 mAh

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35 Comments

1. drassem80

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 21, 2015

If only Nokia had chosen android from the start..

2. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

Blame Elop.

10. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Nah, the idiots at nokia decided to go with microsoft. They could've picked android, but nooooooo. Butthurt nokia got what they deserved.

15. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Yes they were butt hurt... they were seeing the down fall infront of them and were trying their luck in empty canons(windows)

19. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Android was the clear winner, but nokia didn't want google to expand their reign over mobile world, so they got fcked in the process :D.

24. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

And you are saying Elop who came from MS had no influence on the board members decision? "Idiots" at Nokia wanted to go with Meego/N9 but some fat Canadian had other plans.

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Look like Nokia brand still carry a lot of weight.

36. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Since 1865

26. seven7dust unregistered

yup android phone with nokia build quality and pureview camera , would have sold like hot cakes. even after so many years of android phones ,we still don't have a quality alternative.

30. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

They do now.

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

This is great news! Nokia is back in mobile business.

5. luckyone777

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I'm happy to see Nokia doing well. Hoping someday they return to their glory and produce great phone.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

This is gem of a tablet.

7. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Never underestimate the legendary Nokia.

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Doesn't matter since it's 100% Chinese now.

9. B-power

Posts: 258; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

This isn't the nokia witch we are familiar this is foxcon.

11. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Exactly, this is just a Chinese manufacturer using nokia's brand and a design copied from aplle's ipad mini. Steal design then put a respectable logo on it = success.

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

^ Another bullshit comment.

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Bullshit. This tablet is from Nokia, designed by Nokia, and manufactured by Foxconn. So, it's still a Nokia. Get your facts right.

17. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Well, shame they haven't copied apple's design sooner and just kept making crappy-looking lumias in clown colours. People don't like rectangular phones with garbage ergonomics, terrible and childish colours, and a premium price tag. This is whar happens when you don't listen to your customers - you go bust.

22. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Well, the customer part is right for the most part...

32. meanestgenius

Posts: 22035; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed. This is a Nokia-designed tablet. Foxconn just assembled it as per Nokia's design, much like the do with Apple's products or some of BlackBerry's smartphone portfolio.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Same like apple... apple isn't an apple, it is foxconn.

18. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Yet, it's the other manufacturers who keep copying apple.

20. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Face it, nothing is original these days. Copying (or "Inspired") will make a product improve and become even better, just like how Apple copy Android features on their iOS.

23. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Just look how many phones try to mimic iphone 6's design - it's so pathetic. Sure, most of the copycats are Chinese, but still this is so lame.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So said the troll. iPhone 6 is late in the large screen scene and yet Apple troll claim that others have to copy Apple. iPhone 6 is a cross between Samsung Note 2 and HTC M8. That's a fact and smartphone timeline proves it.

21. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Microsoft fan-types are in hiding...

25. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

That is good for them. Perhaps they can have a clean start this time without MS messing around destroying things.

27. seven7dust unregistered

I still remember the early days of the iPhone back in 2007, how Nokia fans acted like the iPhone was a toy , put out so many videos showing the superiority of phones like a N95 and symbian , Look what happened now !!! I actually was a big time symbian user back in the day, but as soon as I got my hands on a iPhone , I knew symbian was dead and that the iO.S was the future , back then it was years ahead of anything else out there. took Nokia and it's fans far too long to realize it. it shows that sometimes the fans let down a company by their blind support as much as the CEO.

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