Recently there was a Q & A session held where Nokia representatives answered many interesting things. Hopefully this will answer many of the repetitive questions asked on this site...
Concerning the built in battery, Nokia wanted to create a robust, one-piece device that feels good in the hand, therefore the integrated battery that can not be replaced by the user. The solution regarding phone "freeze up" requires the press and hold of the power button for 8 seconds. Upon doing so will shut off the device much like a laptop.
The Nokia N8 is running on the ARM-11 680MHz processor and have a graphics accelerator next to a main processor. They claim some screens are running already now at 60fps on pre-production devices.
The camera sensor size is 1/1.83 and have 28mm wide optics from Zeiss with no cover. The materials on the camera are highly scratch resistant. Nokia's stand on omitting the cover was because they wanted to make the use of many social applications as seamless as possible. The camera does not have "Touch Focus". The slight touch of dedicated camera key activates the focus. Features such as "Face Detection" and "Red Eye Removal" are present. There is no video LED.
The actual available user memory in the ROM, device user memory, is 145MB.
The Nokia N8 has a unique USB feature called OTG (On The Go). Nokia will provide an adapter inbox to connect your USB memory sticks and hard drives. There is obviously a power limitation that the Nokia N8 can supply so some of the bigger hard drives will need an external power supply. You can copy big files from hard drives without PC. The max file size is 4GB.
The Nokia N8 will be running Flash Lite 4.0. This version of Flash Lite will be Flash 10 compatible.
Regarding the High Definition capabilities of the Nokia N8, video is recorded in stereo but only playback through HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) will be in 5.1 Dolby Digital Plus. The Nokia N8 will be able to play .mkv extension video files.
Im ssoooo gonna trade or replace my n86 with this one! Hmmm.. wonder how much it cost... really nice phone, nice features too... WICKED!
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2010everytime nokia announces an amazing phone and people like you who comes here in nokia forum w... morenokia innovator? r u kiddin me? nokia never be an innovator. Nokia always copy and follow. open ur mind and hear: when is Satio or Pixon release and out? and when nokia make 12mp and amoled ? think before talk. Dumber...
When i first saw video ad about this fone i was like WOW...but after i read the specs, i was like oh...ok. Don't get me wrong, I still like my N95 a lot if it's not so laggy most of the time. But N8 has a smaller battery then N97 and only 16GB compare to 32GB on N97...come on...why is the specs going downward? Don't even get me started on the design. I'd still get it but more likely will not be as happy with getting a N97.
Nim, 29 Apr 2010E72 easily lives a day with 3G on, reading mail, chating thought Fring, and it has TFT display.E72? quite a nice phone (but not a very smartphone). solid and very fast indeed!
It has 1500 mAh battery, 2.36" screen and people don't use 3G much as the screen is too small for web browsing, you tube, facebook and all that. It should last a day with 3G on.
So how long do you think N8 will last with 1200mAh battery, 3.5" screen and intensive web usage?
Chad, 29 Apr 2010Okay, what's innovative about the specs?don't you know? Nokia is so innovative in making 2 versions of the same model phones.
for example, N95 and N95 8GB, due to N95's unusable small battery, Nokia took the lens cover out and put a bigger 1200 mAh battery in N95 8GB . lol :D
Hopefully, it will be the same of N8. Let's name it, N8 second edition. ha ha ha....
E72 easily lives a day with 3G on, reading mail, chating thought Fring, and it has TFT display.
Nokia and apple are not innovative, but nokia know what their customers better,
does it have threaded sms? Slide to unlock? Back button in web browser?
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2010Are you ignorant? Its an AMOLED screen. Amoled screen uses 40% less power than a TFT screen. A... moreAm I? You may be right. But the screen is NOT ONLY a battery killer. Always on 3G, processor, multi-tasking and a few others things too.
1200 mAh is simply not enough. For example, iPhone can last a day or 2 even with wifi on if you turned the 3G off. With 3G on, iPhone only last half a day.
Well, if you have to turn the 3G off to save the battery, what the use of today's smartphones then?
Well, I can guess N8 will last maximum 10 hours if you use push mail.
where are the loudspeakers located? is it the one beside the camera lens?
Chad, 29 Apr 2010Okay, what's amazing about this? Forget that it's from Nokia and compare it to everyone else. ... moreeverytime nokia announces an amazing phone and people like you who comes here in nokia forum who has nothing to say that apple is better..maybe you just can't accept the fact that nokia is the innovator of all mobile companies..probably you don't understand what the specs are..unlike iphone same old same old.
Okay, what's amazing about this? Forget that it's from Nokia and compare it to everyone else. The UI is lackluster, all the features have already been done before and this is coming out late in the year,and Android/Apple have MUCH more apps. What's the point of this device besides to give diehard Nokia fans a decent phone?
If it has OLED = one can see nothing under sun light. Why they chose this type of display. Looks like only to clean warehouse.
i loovee it. no 1 super smartphone in the world. no one beat it. i'll buy it no matter how..come quick to mama....
it's not so bad..n8 only best ever nokia have. but nokia should be more innovative and attractive. this unit a little bit too late and following another vendor. sorry..
why so many people hate this phone? ugly? yes. but look at the feature man..awesome. honestly the only thing disturbing me is the design. look like ugly betty. and no camera lens (they called camera smartphone). but overall i like it so (coz of it feature)
it's not that bad guys...but worst. why ?
1. lower cpu, 2. symbian os, 3. design, 4. nokia(for mid range is good, but smartphone? pls..no way)
It appears that Samsung dropped its Omnia HD and Nokia picked it up the idea, pleasing us with an even better product. Now Nokia is in the game again! :)