Just as scheduled, the Nokia N1 officially launched today in China following a special event in Beijing. At its official announcement in November, the Nokia N1 was detailed to cost $249 without taxes and the Chinese price is similar at CNY 1,599 or roughly $257.
The Nokia N1 comes with a 7.9-inch 2,048x1,536 pixel touchscreen display and an Intel Atom Z3580 chipset with a 2.3 GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. There's 32GB of storage, , an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front snapper, and a 5,300 mAh battery on board. The slate runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Nokia's Z Launcher on top.
Thanks to its powerful chipset, the slate has topped the AnTuTu CPU efficiency and image processing benchmarks. According to the benchmark's database, the N1 managed to score 45,121 in the CPU test easily beating the iPad Mini 3's result of 28,446. In the image processing test component, the N1 leads the iPad Mini 3 with 12,623 to 10,102 points.
Nokia is expected to launch the N1 tablet in Europe in February.