Nokia N1 with 7.9-inch display, Android 5.0 Lollipop, 64-bit Intel processor officially announced for $249

In a surprising move, Nokia has announced the launch of its first ever Android powered tablet called the Nokia N1 at the Slush 2014 keynote on Tuesday. The tablet's hardware and software are designed and implemented by Nokia, with manufacturing being handled by Foxconn, who is also responsible for full business execution and customer care support for the N1.

Nokia N1

The Nokia N1 comes in two colours Natural Aluminum and Lava Grey and is priced at $249 (without taxes). According to Nokia, the N1 will be released in China first during Chinese New Year (February 19th, 2015), followed by Russia and select European markets later on.

The tablet is also one of the first device to include Type-C reversible microUSB connector. The N1 has a uni-body aluminum design with a satin finish with two 0.5W stereo speakers and Wolfson WM8958E audio codec support.

Nokia N1

On the specifications front, Nokia N1 comes with a 7.9-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, 326 ppi pixel density and Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2.3GHz quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor, PowerVR G6430 GPU, 2GB RAM and Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia Z launcher (with Google apps).

The tablet is 6.9mm thick and weights 318 grams. Other specifications include an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front facing camera, 32GB internal storage and 5,300 mAh battery. Connectivity series include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual Band (2X2 MIMO) and Bluetooth 4.0.