Introducing the New Nokia N8

Published on October 11th, 2010

The new Nokia N8 will soon be or by the time you are reading this, is already available here. Let’s take a look at what the new Nokia N8 has to offer.

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The new Nokia N8 can capture images in HD. With a large 12MP sensor and Carl Zeiss optics you can capture fantastic quality images and videos. The Xenon flash allows you to take good shots in low light conditions too.

Nokia N8 is powered by Symbian^3 and is integrated with social networking sites. Supports HMDI connection and many many more.

Now let’s check out SOME of the technical specification of the Nokia N8.
Dimensions:

  • Size: 113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm
  • Weight (with battery): 135 g
  • Volume: 86 cc

Display and user interface:

  • Screen size: 3.5″
  • Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED
  • 16.7 million colours
  • Capacitive touch screen
  • Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
  • Compass (Magnetometer)
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light detector

Hardware:

  • BL-4D 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk-time (maximum):
  • GSM 720 mins
  • WCDMA 350 mins
  • Standby time (maximum):
  • GSM 390 h
  • WCDMA 400 h
  • Video playback time (H.264 720p, 30 fps, maximum): 6 h (via HDMI to TV)
  • Video recording time (H.264 720p, 25 fps, maximum): 3 h 20 mins
  • Video call time (maximum): 160 mins
  • Internal memory: 16 GB music playback time (offline mode, maximum): 50 h

Memory:

  • Internal memory: 16 GB
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32 GB

Operating Frequency:

  • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
  • Automatic switching between WCDMA & GSM bands
  • Flight mode

Software platform & user interface:

  • Symbian ^3 for Nokia
  • Java MIDP 2.1
  • Qt 4.6.2, Web Runtime 7.2
  • HTML 4.1
  • Software updates Over the Air (FOTA) & Over the internet (FOTI)
  • Flash Lite 4.0
  • OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1

Connectivity:

  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HDMI
  • 2mm Charging connector
  • Micro USB connector and charging
  • High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
  • 3.5 mm AV connector

Data Network:

  • GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
  • HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbps, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
  • TCP/IP support
  • Capability to serve as data modem
  • Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Camera:

  • 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Large 1/1.83″ optical format image sensor
  • Fullscreen 16:9 viewfinder with easy-to-use touchscreen parameters
  • Xenon flash with automatic red-eye removal
  • Face recognition software
  • Autofocus
  • Focal length: 5.9 mm (equivalent to 28mm in 35mm film format)
  • F number/Aperture: F2.8
  • Still images file format: JPEG/EXIF
  • Zoom up to 2x (digital) for still images
  • Zoom up to 3x (digita) for video
  • Secondary camera for video calls (VGA, 640 x 480 pixels)
  • Favourite settings feature
  • Still camera manual controls for white balance, scene mode, exposure compensation, colour tone, viewfinder framing grid, sharpness, contrast, flash control, light sensitivity (ISO), self-timer, face detection

Video cameras:

  • 12 megapixel with Carl Zeiss optics
  • HD quality 720p resolution
  • Shoot 16:9 videos in HD
  • 3x digital zoom
  • Video capture in 720p 25 fps with codecs H.264, MPEG-4
  • Ambient stereo audio recording in video (AAC 128kbps, 48 kHz sampling) plus new algorithms to reduce wind noise and control recording level in harsh environments
  • Settings for low light (reduced frame rate), video light, white balance, colour tone
  • Secondary camera VGA for video calls

And here’s a gallery of Nokia N8:

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