A non-Apple gadget news after a long time! The much awaited Nokia N8 has been announced and it boasts some impressive specifications like 12 megapixel camera, HD Video, on-device editing suite and a revamped Symbian^3 OS.


The Nokia N8’s 12 megapixel camera has Carl Zeiss optics and a Xenon flash in addition to other beefy specs like 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, HDMI output, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD expansion slot, HD video recording, access to Ovi Store apps, free Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation.

Nokia N8 Features

  • 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash.
  • HDMI connection – show off your images, videos and music on compatible televisions in high-definition digital 720p resolution and projectors.
  • 3.5-inch HD capacitive touchscreen.
  • 16GB of built-in storage, expandable up to 48GB with a micro SD card.
  • Live Twitter and Facebook updates direct to your homescreen.
  • Location-savvy and comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation with support in more than 70 countries worldwide.
  • Multi-touch and support for gestures such as pinch-to-zoom.
  • Fifty hours of music playback
  • Five eye-catching colors (Silver white, Dark Grey, Orange, Blue, Green)


Nokia N8 Full Specifications

Dimensions 113.5 x 59 x 12.9 mm
Display – 3.5” AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
– 16M colors
Weight 135 g
Memory Internal: 16GBExternal: up to 48 GB microSD
– 256MB RAM
– 512MB ROM
– microSD up to 32GB
Processor 680 MHz processor
Operating System Symbian ^3 OS
Camera – 12 megapixel with autofocus
– 4000×3000 pixels
– Carl Zeiss optics
– Xenon flash
– 20x digital zoom
– Video rec: 720p @ 30 fps
Playback Formats Video: MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV
Audio: MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+
Network – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 (2G)
– HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Connectivity – 3G (max down speed:7.2 Mbps, max. up speed: 5.76 Mbps)
– Wi-Fi
– Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
– microUSB 2.0
– 3.5 mm audio jack
– HDMI port
Extras – Digital compass
– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
– Scratch-resistant surface
-Nokia Maps
Battery Standard BL-4D Li-Po 1200 mAh
Standby time – Up to 600 hrs(3G)
– Up to 720 hrs(2G)
Talk time – Up to 7 hrs 40 mins (2G)
– Up to 5 hrs 20 mins (3G)

Nokia N8 – Official Video preview

You can check out more pictures and photo samples at the Official Nokia N8 Gallery

Nokia N8 – Pricing and Availability

The Nokia N8 is set to be released in Q3 2010, with the official price being €370. In US, it might cost around $500 and in India around Rs.22,000 before tax.

The major downside with Nokia N8 seems to be its non-removable battery. We are yet to get an official confirmation about this. We will update the page with more details soon.

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