The Nokia N8 is set to be a big release for the Finnish manufacturer, as it is really in need of a smartphone that can compete with the devices launched by Apple and HTC. Now details about this upcoming handset have been made available online.
According to a comprehensive spec list, the N8 will have a 3.5 inch touch screen OLED display powered by capacitive technology, which has allowed Nokia to make it from premium-looking glass.
The N8 will have a 680MHz processor and 256MB of RAM to keep applications running and the monster 12 megapixel camera on the back makes it a true photographer’s dream.
The most significant feature of the N8 in the eyes of most is the inclusion of the Symbian 3 operating system, which will appear for the first time on this phone. Early reports suggest that this does not represent enough of an upgrade from the current Symbian platform and leaked images showing the home screen certainly bear this out.
Media playback should be well handled and it is compatible with high capacity microSD cards of up to 32GB in size. There are rumours that Nokia is planning to offer the Ovi Music service on the N8 and connectivity might include Wi-Fi, with GPS and 3G is also looking likely.
The technical stats of the Nokia N8 published by Unwired View show that the new smartphone is competent if not mind-blowing on paper. This could be a real problem for Nokia, as people are now looking for a revolution, not incremental evolution.