In a piece of news which will surprise quite a few, Nokia has launched the N1 tablet which will be running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Nokia N1 features a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixel) IPS LED-backlit display protected by Gorilla Glass 3, and is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor (4 cores, 4 threads) coupled with a PowerVR G6430 GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 (800MHz) RAM. It sports 32GB of inbuilt storage (non-expandable).
N1 has a 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with 1080p video recording, and a 5-megapixel fixed focus camera. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/n/ac with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB with reversible Type-C connector, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
With the launch of the N1, Nokia has neatly bypassed the restriction which disallows them from using the Android platform for its smartphones.
The Nokia N1 will cost $249. It will be first made available in China and there after the other markets.