Nokia has been more or less done with smartphones but surprising everyone, the company decided to maybe just churn out a tablet. And it was not to be any mere tablet. Nokia decided to release an Android tablet. The device is to run on Lollipop and have the Nokia Z launcher running on top of it. In addition, the company enlisted the help of Foxconn to manufacture the device. Foxconn is handling every single aspect of the device as for hardware.
At the moment, the tech company is starting see some progress of its new project in one country, China. The tablet has just gone on sale for pre-orders and will be shipping starting the 29th of January 2015. Cost wise, the gadget is slated to have a price tag of CNY 1599 (USD$256/MYR911). For this price, you get a 7.9 inch 2048 x 1536 IPS display and it will be powered by a Quad Core 2.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3580 (64-Bit) CPU that is mated with 2 GB worth of RAM. In addition, any purchaser of the tablet get 32MB of internal memory which is non-expandable and there is an 8 megapixel camera on its back as well as a 5 megapixel shooter on its front. There is also dual channel 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Bluetooth 4.0 and stereo speakers. All this is powered by a 5300 mAh battery. The tablet is also one of the first devices to sport the eversible USB Type-C port that makes charging the gadget easier in what you use to be hard circumstances i.e. out in public or in the dark.
As for now, we’re not quite sure what the plans are for the international sales outside China. Foxconn might be partnering with domestic corporations for distribution and after sales service based on the country the device is being launched in. We will only find out for sure next month when the tablet goes on sale in Europe.
Source: Android Authority