The Nokia N1 has just gone up for pre-order in China and stocks of the tablet were exhausted in a matter of minutes, leaving people yearning for the latest Nokia product, hopeful for a speedy re-stock. While the tablet wasn’t met with as much hype as we hoped, the slate still proves itself to be one of the best launches of the past few months. Recent benchmark results on Antutu peg the Nokia N1 on top of high-ranking tablets from Apple and Samsung, which is not a small feat from a newcomer.
If you are not familiar with the Nokia N1 tablet, you should know that it is a pretty beefy little tablet sporting a 7.9 inch display with a 1536*2048 resolution adding up to 324 ppi pixel density. The device has a pretty nice design and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop, which was a pretty great surprise upon its announcement. The new OS is powered by a quad core Intel Atom Z3580 CPU with a 64 bit architecture, backed by 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. The slate in its entirety measures 200.7*138.6*6.9 mm, which makes it a pretty maneuverable device. The camera setup is admirable too, since Nokia and Foxconn decided to slap an 8 MP camera on the rear and a 5 MP sensor on the front.
You also get stereo speakers, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, microUSB 2.0, Type-C reversible connector and a 5,300 mAh battery to work with. You are surely already wondering how much the Nokia N1 tablet costs, expecting a whopping Nexus 9-like price. Surprisingly, the nifty little device will set you back around $250 depending on region, which is quite affordable for a compact tablet. The downside, because it does have one, is that it doesn’t feature cellular connectivity, but I honestly wouldn’t mind staying with Wi-Fi.
If that impressive spec sheet isn’t enough to convince you that this tablet is pretty worthy of attention, the Antutu benchmark results should help out. The Nokia N1 topped competitors like the Apple iPad Mini 3 and unnamed Samsung, Google, Asus, Toshiba and Acer Iconia models, which is not a small feat. The iPad Mini 3 isn’t the best there is out there when it comes to compact tablets, but it certainly ranks high in the tops, so the Nokia N1 beating it in benchmark results is pretty impressive. Alas, benchmark results aren’t all there is to a tablet, so we are curious to see some live usage reports soon. Stay tuned until we get our hands on the Nokia tablet.