The Mobile World Congress saw Nokia release not two, not four by five new S60 devices. We have all seen pictures, videos and basic specifications of the N86, E55, E75, 6710 Navigator and the 6720 Classic but the real geeks and S60 enthusiasts are always interested in the insides of the device, what processor the phone runs, supported Bluetooth profiles and so on.
For those of you Forum Nokia has published the technical specifications of all the above mentioned devices. The interesting thing to note here is that Nokia has slowly moved away from the standard 369MHz processors to the 600 MHZ ones on the E55, 6710 and 6720 with the exception of the E75 which still runs on 369MHz.
At the MWC the GSMA has announced a plan for major phone manufacturers to produce one standard microUSB charger that would work across all handset brands. The plan has the blessings of major manufacturers including Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Motorola & LG amongst others.
Recent devices from Nokia such as the N97, N85 and the just announced N86 already support microUSB charging and the plan is to make most devices support this standard by 2012.
After the Nokia E75, it is now time of the Nokia N86 to be demoed in video. The N86 is Nokia’s latest imaging flagship that boasts of a 8MP camera and a 3rd generation dual LED flash. The USP of the camera is the presence of a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Tessar lens for panoramic pictures, shorter latencies and variable aperture for super sharp photos in challenging bright and low light conditions.
The N86 was officially announced today on the second day of the MWC. Full specifications here.
HANDS ON WITH THE NOKIA N86
INTERVIEW WITH THE DESIGNER
NOKIA N86 PROMO
Samsung today unveiled the Omnia HD i8190, a device that could well possibly be the phone of the MWC. The phone runs on S60 5th Edition, packs a 3.7″ AMOLED display, an 8MP camera and is capable of full 720p HD video recording, a first for any S60 smartphone.
At just 12.7mm, it is pretty slim and pleasing to the eye. The device is completely touch based and the few buttons that it has are placed similar to those on the Nokia 5800.
- HSUPA 5.76Mbps / HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / EDGE /GPRS Class 12
- Quad Band (850/900/1800/1900)
- UMTS Tri Band(900/1900/2100MHz)
- Display : 3.7″ Full Touch QHD (360×640) 16M AMOLED
- Symbian S60 5th Edition (Full touch UI)
- Camera: 8 Megapixel CMOS + CIF, Auto-Focus, Power LED Flash, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Blink Shot, Panorama
- Video: DivX / XviD / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MPEG4, RV 24fps @ HD (1280x720p)
- DLNA & HD TV out (DLNA dongle needed)
- Video Editing: Trim video, Audio dubbing, Live dubbing, Add subtitle, Image capture
- FM Radio with RDS
- MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, RA
- Dual Stereo Speaker & DNSe 2.0
- GPS / S-GPS / Xtragps with Navigation
- Proximacy, Light Sensor, Compass, Accelerometer
- Advanced TouchWiz UI with Widget
- Mobile Widget, Share Pix, Document Viewer
- E-Dictionary / Biz Card Recognition / Podcasting / 3D Games / Application Download
- Push Email (MS Exchange)
- Real-time video uploading / Smart Search
- Connectivity: Bluetooth v2.0 / USB 2.0 / Wi-Fi
- Memory: 8 GB or 16 GB Flash + microSDHCTM (up to 32 GB)
- Size : 123 x 58 x 12.9
- Battery : 1500 mAh
The Omnia HD has already been previewed by the russian site Mobile-Review. Have a look at what they have to say. More info here.
What follows is a set of four videos based around the E75 that covers the E75 in detail. Right from the story behind it to the unboxing, to a brief play with the device and finally a close look at its exteriors. Perfect, if you are not in the mood to read about the E75.
The Story Behind The E75
Unboxing The E75
Hands On With The E75
The E75 Up Close & Personal
Here is it folks, the official datasheet of the Nokia N86, a device which infact has turned out to the an N85 successor rather than being the N82 replacement for we still don’t have Xenon. Notable specs include:
- A 1200 mAh battery
- A 2.6″ AMOLED screen
- Hardened glass on the screen and metal details on the sides
- FM Transmitter
- Kick stand
- 7 hours of Video/Gaming and 25 hours of audio playback
- AGPS & Digital Compass
- S60 3rd Edition FP2
- Weighs 149g – Heavy!
- 103.4 x 51.4 x 16.5 mm
The 28mm wide angle lens and the F2.4 aperture should make for some great low light shots, Nokia is calling the flash – the 3rd Generation of dual-LED’s with a range of 3.5 meters, so can it be something better than what we’ve seen on the N96/N85? I sure hope so. If the flash can be 80% of what Xenon is, I be happy with the device.
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