Nokia N1's release date for China reportedly revealed, it's very, very soon

Nokia N1's release date for China reportedly revealed, it's very, very soon
Although it's technically not Nokia's first tablet, the upcoming Nokia N1 is one of its more important devices. First of all, it's the first Nokia device that will run Android out of the box (disregarding the discontinued Nokia X line which ran forked Android); it's also the first mobile device that the Finland-based ex-giant made after it sold its Devices and Services divisions to Microsoft; last, but not least, it will be one of the few Nokia devices that won't be, in fact, manufactures by Nokia itself.

Apart from being an important device for Nokia, the N1 will probably be a viable option to all those users that are on the market for a new slate, as it's boasting some potent hardware specs for a pretty competitive price tag - $249. For this amount of money you'll get a quad-core Intel Atom chipset, 2GB of RAM, a 7.9" display with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels, an 8MP rear camera, 32GB of on-board storage, and a 5,300mAh battery to keep the lights on. Software-wise, we have Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia's Z Launcher atop.

Sounds good, but the last variable that remained veiled in mystery was the release date of the slate. Nokia said the N1 will arrive sometime in Q1 2015, but certain reports claim that the Nokia N1 will hit the shelves in China on January 7, 2015, boasting the same aforementioned price tag. There's no word on its release for the rest of the world, but we hope that the potential adopters of the Nokia N1 tablet won't have to wait long.


source: TabletNews via GSMDome

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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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11 Comments

1. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

A nice clone to make money in Asia

2. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

a better clone

5. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

a clone that blows apart the original...

3. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

A better and cheaper and high quality clone, 250$ for the cutting edge tablet made by Nokia I GET ONE DAY ONE

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Except in EU it's going to be 250eur.

4. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

hope it sells great and brings nokia back into mobile business in 2016

6. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

That's pathetic even for nokia.

8. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks since this an Atom based device it will probably use the same chipsets that Atom based Windows 8 Tablets are using therefore there is a very good Chance you can run Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 Tech preview on this tablet because the Windows OS has the drivers to run it's chipsets already within it's OS. If I bought one I would convert it to Windows 10 tech preview. I bet you will see a UTUBE video where someone will do this.

9. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

if buying one will help nokia to come to the real fight back , i will get two of them, i want to keep the champion to give tough time to those who did nt deserve what they are at now

10. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

Why is it so iPad look alike? It'd be better with lumia 2520 body design. I think Nexus 9 still a better choice.

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Nokia N1 looks like a great tablet for the money. High res screen, 64-bit chip, decent form factor, all for $250. I'm buying one so I can dabble with 64-bit Lollipop. The Nexus 9 is overpriced and has a flaky processor. The Nexus 6 is a whale, has a stale 32-bit processor, a second tier screen, and is so laden with Google spywear that the battery life is terrible. Of course, root is available, so some things are fixable. The N1 is kicking off Android L 64-bit like a real Nexus should. Good specs, good price.

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