Nokia N8 revealed with HD video and 12MP camera

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Highly anticipated new flagship, Nokia N8 mobile phone have finally been announced officially by Nokia with a bang. The specs are very impressive and will surely win many people’s hearts as it truly can replace multiple portable multimedia / camera devices and be a phone as well. Nokia N8 will be available starting Q3 this year.

First, let’s get straight to its features and highlights:
– ARM-11 680MHz CPU with dedicated GPU (rumoured to be this) and 256MB of RAM.
– 3.5 inch  16:9 capacitive touch OLED screen with 640 x 360 resolution
– 12 megapixel camera with wide angle 28mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss lense (35mm equivalent) and bright xenon flash. The camera sensor size is bigger than most similar sized digital cameras and mobile phones. This equates to better low light photos and better image quality. It has face detectiona and red-eye removal.
–  720p HD resolution video recording at 25 frames per second using H.264 codec with stereo sound. (5.1 Dolby Digital Plus during playback)
–  16GB built-in memory + microsd card slot (currently up to 32GB available)
– Wirelss support 802.11 b/g/n and HSDPA up to 10.2mbps

– USB-on-the-go also known as USB host capability (FAT32 support only so far) and Bluetooth 3.0 support. (USB adapter is included)
– 3.5mm av socket, HDMI output (video and photo in 720P, rest is upscaled) and MicroUSB for data and charging.
– Built-in FM transmitter (as well as receiver for radio), compass (magnetometer) and orientation sensor (accelrometer).
– GPS and A-GPS with free for life Nokia OVI Maps with voice guided GPS navigation

– A new Symbian ^3 OS with enhanced user interface, 3 customizable home screens and pinch-to-zoom support. (screen animation running at up to a butter smooth 60fps)
– Hardware accelerated Flash 10 support for youtube etc directly from web browser.
– Extended battery life with 76hours of video playback via HDMI, over 3 hours video record, 12 hours of talk time and up to 50 hours music playback. Intresting thing to note, the battery is not replaceable by the user. (like the iPhone)

A more detailed spec of the N8 can be checked out from the official Nokia website and more videos / articles at the events website.

Personally, this is one impressive device. Nokia crammed it with as much as they can for this one it and doesn’t disappoint looking at the specs. This is the first Symbian^3 device so I cannot yet comment much on its useability software wise. But Nokia has released plenty of videos to show off its talent. Here’s an introduction video from Nokia.

Sample photos in full 12MP resolution and sample HD video taken with the N8 has also been let loose by Nokia. Go check them out!

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