A new Nokia camera flagship with optical zoom to succeed N8 this spring. Still runs on Symbian

Here’s an interesting bit of news, that we now heard from multiple trusted sources:

Nokia is working on the successor/ replacement for their N8 cameraphone. The new Nokia imaging flagship will have a bigger camera sensor (not sure about resolution), optical zoom, 3.5” WVGA Clear Black display with Gorilla Glass, 1GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM. And it will still run on Symbian.

N8 successor is scheduled for Q2 2012 release, and may be launched at Mobile World Congress in February. But we are still not sure about MWC announcement plans, since a major Symbian phone upgrade might detract from a huge Nokia Windows Phone marketing push they have planned in Barcelona.

Nokia N8 with Symbian Belle

Given Nokia’s commitment to Windows Phone, and announced Symbian phase out plans, it was pretty strange that their new imaging flagship will use the old OS.

But the fact of the matter is- Windows Phone Tango (WP iteration that will be shipping next spring) is not able to handle all the Nokia camera wizardry yet. The earliest that they might be able to port most of Nokia’s imaging assets to Windows Phone, will be Apollo/WP8, which is now scheduled for Q3 2012 release. If then.

And after more then 18 months on the market, 24 months after it was announced – next spring Nokia N8 will be an obsolete device which Nokia will be phasing out of the market. The new improved camera flagship on Symbian should replace the aging N8 for those, who really care about quality camera in their phone. Especially if it will be priced at around 350EUR, as the current specs suggest.

One question that remains – is which version of Symbian will the next Nokia camera flagship  run. Current Symbian versions (Anna/Belle) only support the nHD screen resolution, and new phone’s display should have higher res then that. Will it be a full fledged Symbian update like Belle, or just a minor revision that ads the support for better displays?

 

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Scottwilliam9

    bro from where did  u get this info?

  • Scottwilliam9

    bro from where did  u get this info?

  • Scottwilliam9

    bro from where did  u get this info?

  • NSgameGOD

    I think THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME ! :D

  • NSgameGOD

    I think THIS IS GOING TO BE AWESOME ! :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Atty-Halmágyi/100001770630008 Atty Halmágyi

    The screen is too small!! It should have a 4 inch WVGA display.

  • Barrigagustavo

    I’m a regular user of Nokia for the last 10 years and don’t need a bigger screen. The screen is perfect to me.

     Also, You can buy the Samsung Galaxy Note, it’s a 5.3 inch super amoled screen ;-)

  • http://romanovskis.blogspot.com romanovskis

    I used various phones with screens up to 4.3 and I think that 3.7-3.8 is the ideal size.

  • Zionsdaf

    Man I hope they get this one right.

  • GdG

    The E6 has Symbian Anna but does not have nHD.

  • Scottwilliam9

    because of this rumor i’m gonna wait till February to buy a new nokia smart phone

  • Chirole Onopka

    I JUST HAD AN ORGASM AFTER READING THIS. HAHA

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    ???-?? ????? ????? ???????!

  • Anonymous

    no thanks i want a phone in my pocket not a tablet

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    I think Nokia really needs do more things so that it will not fall behind with other cell phone manufactures.

  • Hardeep Singh

    Correcct. Inaccuracy in the article. Symbian can handle multiple resolutions. E6 is 640*480.

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  • http://www.vkvraju.com vkvraju

    Am so eagerly waiting for this to come true in reality. Carl-Zeiss & Xenon flash rocks!

  • Neto

    A 16:9 3.5″ screen is too short for touch screen device. The ideal is about 4″ , just like the E9. 3.5″ screen is confortable when it uses fullscreen standard (4:3). A 4:3 screen has about 14% more area then a 16:9 one.

  • Anonymous

    thats not true @ all the nokia n8 is 3.5″ and 16:9 works perfectly on it with its resolution unlike the iphone4

  • Anonymous

    thats not true @ all the nokia n8 is 3.5″ and 16:9 works perfectly on it with its resolution unlike the iphone4

  • Anonymous

    thats not true @ all the nokia n8 is 3.5″ and 16:9 works perfectly on it with its resolution unlike the iphone4

  • Anonymous

    thats not true @ all the nokia n8 is 3.5″ and 16:9 works perfectly on it with its resolution unlike the iphone4

  • http://twitter.com/MobilePricesBot Praveen Yadav

    It’s time to go for windows not symbian

  • http://twitter.com/MobilePricesBot Praveen Yadav

    It’s time to go for windows not symbian