As you probably already know, Nokia N86 leaked yesterday, but today it makes the news all official. Named Nokia N86 8MP, it's got the first 28mm wide angle lens on a mobile phone. There's also a kickstand, and the rest of the specs are pretty close to what Nokia N85 already offers.
The new Nokia N86 8MP (yeah, it doesn't get any more obvious than that) is the first 8 megapixel cameraphone to sport a wide 28mm lens. There are also other goodies such as a mechanical shutter as on the Samsung INNOV8, allegedly a new, better Carl Zeiss lens.
Unfortunately, there's only a dual LED flash on board the N85 8MP. However according to Nokia, the LED flash is a third generation one and should effectively work at distances of up to 3.5 m.
The Nokia N86 8MP is the first device with variable aperture ranging from F2.4/3.2/F4.8. That means the device does better in low light situations thanks to the wider aperture of F2.4 and takes sharper shots in bright daylight thanks to the F4.8 aperture value.
The other goodies on board the Nokia N86 8MP include 8GB of internal memory, a microSDHC card slot, a 2.6-inch OLED screen, FM transmitter, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity, a 3.5mm audio jack and TV out. There's also quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA support for a truly worldwide voice and data roaming.
The Nokia N86 8MP will start retailing in Q2 2009 with an estimated price of 375 euro, before taxes and subsidies. There goes the Nokia E75…
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just so you know anything over 7/8 MP wont make any difference to the picture. the only way you will see the difference is if you blow the picture up to the size of a house wall. what makes the difference will be the lens - nokia are using a carl zei...
I don't like this phone,cause this phone not use xenon flash,still use led flash,so the 8 mp camera not good function.
again.. I'm stressing... multiple apertures doesn't matter in a camera phone nor a point in shoot. So little light is entering into the small sensor that the change in the amount of light is next to nothing. The effect on a P&S is greater, but still ...