Nokia made some waves in January by launching Android-powered N1 tablet in China. After months of exclusive availability in the country, the tablet has finally stepped out as it was launched in Taiwan on Tuesday. This ignites hope in many fans that are eagerly waiting for N1's debut in other Asian markets like India. Although there is no official confirmation on the Indian launch yet, N1 sales in Taiwan is certainly a step in the right direction.
Nokia N1 tablet has its own significance as it is also the only smart device launched by the Finnish maker after it sold the Devices and Services division to Microsoft last year. The tablet was unveiled in November, but hit the market in China in January this year. Since then, Nokia N1 was sold in great numbers, especially for its attractive price point and incredible features.
If you are living in Taiwan, the Nokia N1 can be picked up for TWD 8,190, which roughly translates to ₹17,000. The sales of the tablet will commence in May via Shunfa 3C, Phone Arena reported via ePrice.
For the price, N1 offers a 7.9-inch PS LED-backlit display with 2,048x1,536 pixel screen resolution protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by a 64-bit 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 processor paired with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB internal storage and a PowerVR G6430 GPU for graphics. Users cannot expand the memory due to the absence of a microSD card slot.
Nokia N1 packs an impressive 8mp rear-facing shooter with AF and a 5mp front snapper, which is quite impressive on a tablet. The 6.9mm aluminium body of the N1 houses a 5,300mAh battery and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia Z launcher on top of it.
The availability of N1 outside China comes shortly after Nokia announced that it has no plans of re-entering the smartphone arena, as suggested by some rumours. Nokia's N1 tablet is designed by the smartphone maker, but is manufactured, distributed and sold by Foxconn.