As is usual for Nokia these days, one day before the official announcements, details and watermarked Conversations press photos of the N85 and the N79 are out in the open. Both these handsets are music & camera centric and are successors of the N81 and the N78 respectively.
The N85 bears a striking resemblance to the upcoming N96 and adds another number to the growing list of Nseries sliders. The handset will feature a 2.6 OLED screen, which boasts of a faster response time, lower power consumption and faster refresh rate than LCD, which helps in fast motion video and gaming. Other specifications include:
- HSDPA, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- 2.6″, QVGA (240×320 px) 16M color AMOLED display
- 5 megapixel camera with geotagging support
- Built-in GPS and FM transmitter
- 3.5 mm headhone jack
- Dedicated gaming and music keys
- Nokia Maps, 10 N-Gage demo titles with 1 licensed game for free
- An 8GB card in the box
The N79 on the other hand in spite of being a candybar for the style conscious, packs features similar to the N85 (5MP camera, GPS, FM transmitter). It will also see the return of Xpress-on covers, with two front and five back colours and styles being shipped in the box and a mechanism which integrates the phone covers with the handset’s themes.
Nokia this time also seems to have powered its Nseries line of devices with decent batteries, the N85 will feature an impressive 28 hour music playback, while the N79 promises 24 hours. The N79 is expected to retail for around €350 (£279), while the N85 will cost €450 (£358).
The official launch is expected tomorrow.
When: August 26, 2008 @ 11am Finnish time (10am CET)
Where: Nokia Events
Via: Unwired View