Nokia N8-00 to have 12 Megapixel Camera

By | March 31st, 2010

Rumors are all around about the Nokia’s first 12 MP camera phone leaked through an XML on the company’s website. The Nokia N8-00 is also known as Nokia N98 and Nokia N8 among rumors. Nokia is jumping right away from its N86 which is 8 MP to a 12 MP camera.

According to the recent leaked out specifications, Nokia N8 will have:

  • 12 MP camera HD 720p
  • nHD screen resolution (360 x 640)
  • Same old Symbian 3
  • Touch UI
  • Xenon flash
  • Stereo speakers
  • Screen with 24 bits per pixel, capable of displaying 16 million colors.
  • GPRS, EDGE, 3G with HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
  • Processor, RAM, GPS are not mentioned

The only thing that I am wondering about is the old Symbian 3 despite of the fact that symbian 4 is to be released soon. Nokia software on touch screens are not up to the mark and its time to realize that people don’t need ancient operating system like symbian 3. Launching a 12 MP camera with Symbian3 which is already outdated and when Symbian4 is just around the corner would be foolishness.

nokia nseries logo large Nokia N8 00 to have 12 Megapixel Camera

I won’t hesitate admitting that Nokia is good in quality, functionality and durable designs. But Nokia shouldn’t ignore the current market trends. Looking at iPhone being a huge success with a 2 MP camera, it’s quite obvious that making such an advance camera cell phone that is too expensive to buy is completely useless. May be now people don’t care about the huge pixels of camera’s, all they need is a standard camera with good resolution like iphone’s. People prefer stuffing their cell phones with new and advance apps and this part of Nokia is totally in dark.

Launching a new cell phone every month doesn’t make any sense when competitors like Apple could be in the market for years with the same cell phone. Besides SonyEricsson Satio is already leading the 12 MP market. All I can see is Nokia lacking a cohesive strategy and as a result Nokia’s brand loyalty is going down the drain. The release date is yet not confirmed.

  • Satz

    I can understand that you are a Apply fanboi, but did you just say Symbian ^3 is OLD ? Outdated ?

    have you at least used it once on any device ? are you suggesting that , as it is from nokia and not Apple it will Suck ?

    not to buy Symbian ^3 devices because Sym^4 is around the corner ? Are you high ? Android will also have newer updated version in a month or you wont buy a device now ??

    Have you ever heard of QT ? your ignorance is pathetic and I cant believe you started advising a multi-billion dollar company.

  • 12MP = win

    It's high time that Nokia got on the 12MP camera bandwagon. Sony Ericsson and Samsung already has it for quite a while.

    I'm glad that this phone is finally out, but I'll probably wait till later this year, when prices drop(maybe after IPhone 4G's announcement?), and more bugs are fixed. I also hope to see better cameras on lower end models(C series?) to satisfy the mobile shutterbug who's on a budget.

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  • Andres Roca

    “old” Symbian^3? lol. Are you nut? Do you ever read before writting bullshit?
    Symbian^3 is a completely new OS. This will be the first device using it.
    Are you thinking in s60? Symbian^3 is completely different. It won't be based in s60 UI but QT. But I guess in your little apple fanboy head you don't have enough space to learn about what is QT.
    C'mon! You must read and research before writting crap.

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