N78 Launched!

 The N78

Update: Hands On and First Impressions Here.

It is out and here are the raw specs. I’ll update as I find out more! Download the spec sheet!


Sleek design; Capable multimedia computer
Search and find places and know how to get there, with integrated A-GPS
Tag images automatically with capture location and upload directly to the web
Browse the internet with large 2.4” display, access the web over Wireless LAN (WLAN) with automatic hotspot authentication
Up to 24-hour music playback time, scroll to your favorite tracks using Navi™ wheel
Access images, music, podcasts, video with high speed WLAN, or 3.5G connection

Operating Frequency

Dual mode WCDMA 900/2100 (HSDPA), GSM/GPRS/EGPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Automatic switching between bands and modes


Volume: 76.5 cc
Weight: 101.8 g
Length: 113 mm
Width: 49 mm
Thickness: 15.1 mm

Memory Functions

Up to 70MB internal memory
MicroSD memory card support (hot swappable)
Approx. memory capacity indication with included 2GB microSD card:
Video (VGA @ 15fps): up to 120 min
Photos (3.2 megapixel): up to 3,400 photos
Music (eAAC+): up to 1,500 tracks*
* Capacity based on 3:45 per song with 48 kbps eAAC+ (M4A) encoding on the Nokia Audio Manager. Capacity with 128 kbps AAC encoding is up to [1500] songs.

Power Management*

Battery: Nokia Battery BL-6F 1200mAh
Talk time: up to 190 minutes (WCDMA); 260 minutes (GSM)
Stand-by time: up to 320 hours (WCDMA); 320 hours (GSM)
Still images: up to 375 pictures (3.2 megapixel)
Video capture: up to 215 minutes (VGA @ 15fps)
Video call: up to 125 minutes
Video playback: up to 280 minutes (VGA @ 15fps)
Music playback: up to 24 hours (offline mode)
Web browsing: up to 3 hours (3.5G)
FM radio: up to 14 hours
*Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.

Display and User Interface

2.4” QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT color display with up to 16 million colors and wide 160° viewing angle. Ambient light detector – to optimize display brightness and power consumption
Operating system: Symbian OS
User Interface: S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
Java™: MIDP2.0
C++ and Java SDKs

Call Management

Call logs, speed dial, voice dialing, voice commands, and talking ringtone
OMA PoC 1.0
E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS

Data Transfer*

WCDMA 850/1900 (HSDPA) with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed UL/DL= 384/3.6MB, CS max speed 64kbps)
Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 118.4/118.4 kbits/s
EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296 / 177.6 kbits/s
*Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support.

Imaging and Video

Up to 3.2 megapixel (2048×1536 pixels) camera, Carl Zeiss Optics, Tessar™ lens, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of at 15 fps
Secondary camera, CIF (352×288 pixels) sensor
On device photo editor (manual & automatic) and video editor (manual)
2.4” QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT color display with up to 16 million colors and wide 160° viewing angle. Ambient light detector – to optimize display brightness and power consumption
Nokia XpressShare solution – share easily from Photos application or after capture via email, by using Bluetooth connectivity or MMS
Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
Online album/blog: image/video uploading from Photos application or camera post-capture view
Tag images automatically with capture location and show on a map where they were captured.
Nokia XpressPrint solution – online printing service or direct printing via USB, Bluetooth connectivity (BPP), WLAN (UPnP), from compatible memory card
Transfer and organize photos and video between your device and compatible PC

Mobile Video

Video resolutions: Video resolutions: up to VGA @ 15 fps
Audio recording: AAC stereo, 48kHz
Digital video stabilization
Video clip length: max 60 min per clip
Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene: automatic, night
Color tone: normal, sepia, B&W, negative
Zoom: Digital up to 8x

Mobile Photography

Still image resolutions: up to 3.2 megapixel (2048×1536)
Still image file format: JPEG/EXIF
Auto focus
Auto exposure – center weighted AE
Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 1/3EV step
White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene: automatic, user, close-up, landscape, night, night portrait
Colour tone: normal, sepia, B&W, negative
Zoom: Digital up to 20x
LED flash
Secondary camera, CIF (352 x 288) sensor
Camera Specifications
CMOS, 3.2 megapixel (2048×1536)
Carl Zeiss optics: Tessar™ lens
Focal length: 4.6 mm
Focus range: 10 cm ~ infinity
Macro focus distance: 10 cm – 30 cm

Music Features

OMA DRM 2.0 support for music
Integrated FM transmitter (88.1 – 107.9 MHz)
Nokia Internet Radio
Stereo speakers
Nokia Stereo Headset HS-45/AD-54
Digital music player: supports MP3/ AAC/ AAC+/ eAAC+/ WMA with playlists, equalizer and album art
Synchronize music with Windows Media Player 10 & 11
Rip your CDs with one click, converting and transferring music to your device using Nokia Music Manager
Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz /76-90MHz) with Visual Radio™ support


Integrated Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS)
Pre-installed Nokia Maps application and free downloadable maps*
* The service is available free of charge, although any data transferred over the network will incur charges from your network operator. To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.
Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard SU-8W (sold separately)
Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map
Web feeds support (RSS)
xSP framework support
Digital home
Access multimedia content on your compatible home media network over UPnP
Java Applications
Java™: MIDP2.0
Over-the-air download of Java-based applications and games
Other Applications
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Advanced S60 PIM features including contacts, calendar, to-do list, notes, recorder, calculator, clock, converter
Office applications: Quickoffice supports viewing of common e-mail attachments and Adobe PDF Reader
Settings wizard for easy configuration of e-mail, push to talk and video sharing
Data transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices
WLAN wizard


WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g with UPnP support
USB 2.0 high-speed through micro USB connector
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 + EDR
Nokia AV connector 3.5mm
Nokia Nseries PC Suite connectivity with USB, and Bluetooth wireless technology
Local synchronization of contacts and calendar to a compatible PC using connection
Remote over-the-air synchronization
Send and receive images, video clips, graphics, and business cards via Bluetooth wireless technology


RealPlayer media player
Full-screen video playback to view downloaded, streamed or recorded video clips
Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10, Flash 3.0

Package Contents

Standard Sales Package Contents*
Nokia N78 (including Nokia 2GB microSD Card MU-37)
Nokia Battery BL-6F
Nokia Travel Charger AC-5
Nokia Music Headset HS-45/AD-54
Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101
User guide
Quick Start guide

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