The Nokia N8 is a Symbian^3 smartphone from the Nokia Nseries. Featuring Carl Zeiss optics and xenon flash, the N8 is the first Nokia camera phone to utilize a 12 megapixel camera sensor size of 1/1.83?, making it the largest image sensor in a camera phone at the time of its launch. The N8 display features a 3.5-inch (89 mm) 360 x 640 pixel color touchscreen, and is the first Nokia smartphone to run on the Symbian^3 operating system with single-tap interaction, featuring the addition of multiple home screens, customization abilities, and multi-touch capabilities with gesture support. Among its connectivity features are HDMI out, USB On-The-Go and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n support; the N8 is also the first device to feature a Pentaband 3.5G radio.The Nokia N8 smartphone was made available at the official Nokia Online Store on September 23, 2010 and was released in select markets on October 1, 2010. The N8 became the product with the most customer pre-orders in Nokia’s history up to the point of its release.
Anodized aluminium unibody shell
Available in silver white, dark grey, orange, blue, and green
Size: 113.5 × 59 × 12.9 mm
Weight (including battery): 135 g (4.8 oz)
3.5″ Active-matrix OLED screen with capacitive touch
640 × 360 pixels nHD (16:9 aspect ratio)
Gorilla glass protective layer
680 MHz ARM11 processor (ARM v6 architecture)
Broadcom BCM2727 GPU VideoCore III Multimedia Engine with dedicated 3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenGL-ES 1.1/2.0 support. 32 Mtriangles/sec
16 GB internal memory
MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, up to 32 GB
256 MB RAM
Although the procedure is not endorsed by Nokia, the battery has proven to be replaceable quite easily by removing two screws.
BL-4D 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Standard Nokia 2 mm charger connector
GSM 720 mins
WCDMA 350 mins
Standby time (maximum):
GSM 390 h
WCDMA 400 h
Data and connectivity
GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA Cat9, maximum speed up to 10.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA Cat5 2.0 Mbit/s
WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Capability to serve as data modem
Support for MS Outlook synchronization of contacts, calendar and notes
HDMI mini C connector
High-Speed USB 2.0 Micro USB connector with USB charging
USB On-The-Go with built-in support for mass storage devices and HID keyboard and mice.
3.5 mm Nokia AV connector supporting the connection of hands-free headsets, regular headphones, or a Nokia TV-out cable.
Short range FM transmitter
Quadband GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Pentaband WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Automatic switching between WCDMA & GSM bands
Digital compass (Magnetometer)
Ambient light detector
When the phone is used in landscape mode, input is performed via a full QWERTY keyboard, while in portrait, it is replaced via a regular T9 numeric keypad.