Nokia has begun shipping the Nokia N86 8MP. A dual-slider model, this is a replacement to the N85 in Nokia’s lineup, and features the company’s first use of an 8 megapixel camera.
N86 8MP Overview
The N86 8MP is a Symbian S60 Feature Pack 2 (v3.2) model. The dual slider design is flanked by a numerical keypad at the bottom and media/game-centric buttons at the top.
It includes an AM-OLED screen which displays at QVGA (320x240px) resolution.
The highlight of this smartphone is its 8 megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. This uses a feature called variable aperture to collect more light and offer a better quality image. The camera is also able to record VGA video at 30 fps.
In addition, it will have photo management software, full sync capability with a PC, and TV-out support for slide shows.
The N86 8MP comes with 8 GB of flash memory built in, and also has a slot for supporting microSDHC cards up to 16 GB.
On the wireless side, this is a quad-band GSM device. It has support for UMTS/HSDPA, and there are different variants of the device for European and North American GSM markets. The 1700 MHz frequency band is not support in any version of this model, though.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR are also included, as well as a GPS receiver and a built-in compass.
On the software side, Ovi Maps, a built-in FM transmitter, Mail for Exchange support, and default integration with Nokia’s Ovi Contacts (IM and presence enabled address book). Other software can be downloaded through Nokia’s Ovi Store which is also included on the device.
While the device is now shipping, carriers and pricing have not been released. European customers can expect to see the N86 8MP appearing in shops over the coming month, while North American fans of this device can stay tuned to Nokia flagship stores and online shops for stock availability.
For more information about the N86 8MP visit the Nokia website.