Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia is gearing up for the release of a new series of devices, powered by Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system, but still has a few appealing Symbian-powered handsets in store for its users.
Whether they would manage to impress or not, it remains to be seen, but, until then, we can always dream that they would bring forth features unseen before.
Nokia N8-01, a concept device that might very well become the successor of the already popular Nokia N8-00 smartphone that landed on shelves last year, has just made an appearance on the Internet, leaving us wanting more.
Based on the next flavor of Symbian, called PR3.0 / Belle, the Nokia N8-01 would offer all of the high-end feature that some of the latest devices launched on shelves today would, with a little extra to make the phone more appealing.
The handset would sport a 4-inch CBD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with Dragontrail Glass and support for 16M Colours, while boasting a qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels).
Beneath it, the Nokia N8-01 would sport a 1.2 Ghz Dual Core Processor with Broadcom BCM2763 GPU, complemented by 1GB of RAM.
1GB ROM would also be included with this device, as well as 32GB of internal memory, and a microSD memory card slot with support for up to 32GB of additional storage space.
Moreover, it would include a 16-megapixel photo snapper on the back, with auto-focus and Carl Zeiss Optics with True Zoom Technology, as well as Xenon Flash and 1080p HD video recording and playback capabilities.
The specifications list of this concept device would continue with HDMI port, Dolby Digital Plus and technology, and USB On The Go.
As stated above, the mobile phone should run under the Symbian operating system, with the Qt UI on top, and would also offer support for the Qt 5 Platform.
A quick glance at the the specs the Nokia N8-01 concept phone sports would easily show you that this is a mobile phone that could easily turn reality.
The handset's designer, BlackIdea (via My Nokia Blog), built it with specs in line with what can be found in some of the latest Android-based devices, except maybe for the higher-quality photo snapper on the back.
Hopefully, Nokia would indeed bring to the market such great devices, either powered by Symbian or by Microsoft's Windows Phone, and would once again claim the crown on the smartphone market.
Nokia N8-01 Concept Phone Features Review