Nokia N8 Has 12MP Cam, 720p, HDMI; Coming Q3

Back in February, sources told us of a next-generation Nokia device that blew us away. The first with Nokia's Symbian^3 platform, the device was scheduled for release this summer and boasted a 3.2-inch multitouch display, a 12-megapixel camera, 720p video at 30fps, and HDMI out.

Nokia today confirmed what our sources told us months ago and introduced the N8 to the world. The Finnish company is highlighting the 12-megapixel camera as the biggest feature of the phone. With Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, the phone is capable of shoot video in 720p.

Camera aside, the device packs a 3.2-inch OLED display, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, HDMI, FM radio, Micro USB, 16GB of built-in storage (expandable up to 48GB with a micro SD card) and Flash Lite 4.0.

Nokia says the device also comes with a special web TV application for access to news and entertainment on the move which ties in quite nicely with previous rumors that said the company was considering entering the online TV market. Last we heard, Nokia had plans to offer content to users through the Ovi Store.

No word on US price or release, however, Nokia says it will cost €370 (before the usual local taxes and subsidies) when it starts shipping in the third quarter. The company is planning to release more about the different features of the phone next week.

For now, you can check out the nifty prestidigitation video below that shows off very little of the phone.

Jane McEntegart works in marketing communications at Intel and was previously Manager of Content Marketing at ASUS North America. Before that, she worked for more than seven years at Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware, holding such roles as Contributing Editor and Senior News Editor and writing about everything from smartphones to tablets and games consoles.

  • kalogagatya
    we have an iPhoney killer ^^
  • tpi2007
    Only € 370 ? I still remember when the N95 came out it cost around € 700 !

    This thing is going to steal back the crown from the iPhone.
  • kobbra
    It also has the biggest ever image sensor on a phone, being actually larger then most sensors on point and shoot cameras. Has FIVE band 3G(850/900/1700/1900/2100), quad band gsm, b/g/n wi-fi.

    Check this link for more information:

    and this link for some photo samples(which are absolutely impressive for any compact camera not to mention for a phone):
  • Trueno07
    I have a Nokia Semi-SmartPhone and i love it! This should be good!
  • borisof007
    Is it going to be 370 with a 2 year contract or 370 off the shelf? I can't imagine this type of hardware only costing 370.
  • borisof007
    EDIT: Sorry, didn't read this: "before the usual local taxes and subsidies". So it is only 370, holy smokes!
  • SchizoFrog
    This is a massive jump forward from Nokia and I am looking forward to it. However, I think it will depend on three things:

    1)The operators that decide to pick it up as an option.
    2)How good the new Symbian 3 OS is.

    ...and most importantly...

    3) Just how good/nice the iPhone 4G/HD is.

    But this has definately got my attention and it will take massive failures from Nokia with this phone and even larger positives from Apple to stop me going with this later this year!

    I can't wait!
  • the_one111
    *Begins the nerd drooling*
  • counselmancl
    Can it play Crysis? Well, can it?
  • What is the battery life when recording at 720p?