Just days before Nokia’s CEO and President of Technologies stated that their primary objective was to start licensing the Nokia brand name to 3rd party companies, the former Finnish mobile giant has just unveiled its first ever tablet after the Microsoft acquisition. The company is calling the slate as the N1 and it will be running Google’s operating system. One interesting aspect of the device is that the N1 shares similar aesthetics to Apple’s iPad Mini; such as a 7.9 inch screen size and a resolution of 2048 x 1536.
These specifications are similar to Xiaomi’s Mi Pad. Further evidence that Nokia has showcased an iPad mini clone is that the company used a single piece of anodized aluminum design, which is the same design used to make the iPad mini. Furthermore, Nokia’s N1’s button, camera and headphone jack placements are in the same positions where Apple has positioned on its tablet. However, there are several differences that stand between the N1 and the iPad mini. For starters, Nokia’s N1 display is completely laminated, and possesses a thickness of just 6.9 mm and weighs in at 318 grams. All of the aforementioned metrics make the Nokia N1 lighter and thinner than the iPad mini.
Moving, on, there is the absence of the home button that Apple plants in the center of its mobile products. As for the hardware specifications, the Nokia N1 features an Intel chipset that comprises of an Atom Z3580 processor. The base clock of the processor stands in at 2.4 GHz and is compatible with the 64 bit architecture. Supplementing the processor is 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. As for image taking and video recording purposes, the N1 is equipped with 8 megapixel rear camera and a 5 megapixel front camera. The tablet will be running Google Lollipop 5.0 and will carry a price tag of $249, compared to Apple’s $399 ludicrously high price tag.