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Nokia’s N1 Android tablet sold out in 4 mins in China!

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nokia-n1-650New Delhi, January 12 – Nokia may have sold its devices and services division to Microsoft, but it is still not stopping from creating new hardware. In November, at the Slush Conference in Finland, the company announced the N1 Android tablet. The tablet went on sale in China on Thursday and was sold out within 4 minutes and 2 seconds.

Nokia has adopted a Xiaomi like flash sale model for the sale of the device in China and it appears it’s off to a great start. More than 5.6 lakh consumers registered to purchase the tablet and the initial lot of 20,000 units was sold out in less than 5 minutes.The N1 will go back on sale in China on January 15.

With its iPad like design and affordable price of around $250 the N1 has made some waves. Importantly, unlike its previous Windows based endeavors, the N1 tablet runs on a stock avatar of Android 5.0 Lollipop featuring the Nokia Z launcher.

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The tablet also boasts powerful specs that can rival any Android tablet in the market. It is powered by Intel’s latest Z3580 quad-core processor and has a 7.9-inch screen like the iPad mini with the same resolution of 2,048×1,536 pixels. It also packs in 2GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Nokia's N1On the back, it also has an 8-megapixel camera, and a 5,300mAh battery, while on the front it has a 5-megapixel camera. Nokia has been touting the capabilities of the new tablet. It has posted benchmark results, which pit it against Apple iPad Mini 3, and it manages to beat it.

The N1 has scored higher than the iPad Mini 3 on benchmarks like the GFX bench. However, it should be noted that the iPad Mini 3 uses the same A7 SoC found in the iPad Mini 2.

As of now, the new Nokia N1 tablet is only being sold in China. It is not expected anywhere else anytime soon, but if it’s a success then there is no reason why we’d not see it in India. Currently, Nokia is legally bound and cannot make a smartphone till 2016, because of its deal with Microsoft.

-INDIA TODAY