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Nokia N1 – the first gadget with a symmetric connector USB Type-C
After selling its mobile division of Microsoft, Nokia remained without the right to use its own brand in the smartphone segment. But it did not stop her to enter the market of tablet computers than actually, the company took. On Tuesday, Nokia presented its brand tablet operating system Android 5.0.
An interesting feature of novelty Nokia N1 , in addition to the aluminum body style iPad mini, was the presence of a new connector Micro-USB 2.0 Type-C. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that he, like the Lightning, is a two-way, that is, it can be reversed. During the appearance of commercially Nokia N1, is likely to be the first device on the market with the connector.
The interface is the next generation of Type-C, is open to manufacturers in August this year , is designed for devices with USB 3.1 and 2.0 and is comparable in size to the Lightning-connector. Its peculiarity lies in the fact that users do not need to guess which side to insert the cable into the USB-slot. With the currently existing USB connectors Connector Type-C compatible, so to connect it require special cables and adapters.
The advantages of Type-C include reducing the size of the connector, support charging powerful devices and significantly higher data rate. However, due to lack of chipsets on the market Nokia is not able to use a modern version of the standard USB 3.1, so N1 works with a slower interface USB 2.0.
N1 can be purchased at the beginning of next year for about $ 250. However, this price is for China, which originally appeared novelty. But even in this case we can say that Nokia has decided to choose the strategy of companies from China, offering a top device at a low enough price.
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