Nokia Unveils N9! – It’s Not a Phone, It’s a MasterPiece!
After all the buzz with the Android and iOS, some people started to wonder that Nokia is dead. To answer all of them, Nokia returns to its pace with its beautiful mind-blowing device in its N-Series, called the N9. Carrying a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Processor, PowerVR SGX530 GPU on a TI OMAP 3630 chipset and hefty 1024MB of RAM, the N9 runs the Meego 1.2 OS variant named as the Harmattan.
Camera & Other Hardware Features :
The Nokia N9 gets a stunning camera with 8MP with the state of the art Carl Zeiss lenses and Dual LED Flash. It also has a wide angle lens and a video capturing ability in MPEG-4 720p HD at 30fps. In the front, it has a secondary camera suitable for video calls over 3G and using Wifi through third party apps.
The Camera has a Touch-to-Focus capability, Face Detection and quick capturing and the gallery is smooth in swiping back and forth. The video can be capture in 16:9 wide angles and has a excellent low light performance. The video can be outputted to a HDTV in Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI.
N9 supports mobile broadband with speeds upto 14.4 mbps via HSDPA and 5.76 mbps via HSUPA which is below the speeds of a Samsung Galaxy S II. It also comes with the features such as Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR, GPS with A-GPS support, WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n, 3.5 AV connector, a micro USB port with charging support. The phone comes with a 16GB and 64GB memory inbuilt and there is no external memory slots which is a bit disappointing although we are very unlikely to run out of disk space on this.
It also has an accelerometer for auto-turning and a proximity sensor to turn down the brightness of the screen during a call and other events. It supports only MicroSIMs and has a voice cancellation microphone built-in.
One of the new features in this device is the NFC (Near Field Communication) chip that allows us do shopping with electronic money transfer through our phone and thereby its a technology which is meant to replace our credit cards. It can also be used to share your internet services with the persons near you with NFCs in their phones.
Display & Battery Consumption :
The display of the device is built solid with a curved Gorilla Glass and has a 3.9″ WVGA (854×480) AMOLED display carrying a capacitive touch-screen. The phone also has a anti-glare polarizer and there is no air gap between the screen and the glass. The battery has a 1540 mAh capacity with a talk time extending upto 11 hours via GSM and 7 hours via 3G/WCDMA. It can record video in HD upto 4.5 hours and play music for about 50 hours. The standby time reaches upto 450 hours that approximately 19 days!
Following the Nokia’s “Free Navigation Forever with Ovi Maps”, it provides turn-by-turn drive and walk navigation along with Voice Guidance. There is also a dedicated drive app which is built-in and optimized for in-car usage.
The Web Browser comes with the HTML5 standards which will offer rich web experiences when browsing web applications and video playback. The Web Browser is built on the solid Webkit2 Technology and has high responsiveness. Although there are not a lot of apps for the platform right now, the HTML5 will give the N9 a great pushup since it can use the web applications flawlessly with its fast processory and great amount of RAM.
Due to the QT development platform, it is also possible that it can run the native Symbian and Android apps in the days to come if the developers port their apps to this incredible device soon.
Games will be stunning on this device and it comes with Angry Birds Magic playable with NFC, Galaxy on Fire 2, Real Golf 2011 and other games are downloadable.
Overall, the Phone’s design is very beautiful and has great look and we can expect this device to be in stores later this year.
Check out the video from Nokia for the N9 :