Nokia was late in the megapixel race started by Samsung and the INNOV8, world’s first 8 Megapixel camera phone. But even after loosing the first place, Nokia kept loosing territory in the megapixel field with the many more 8 Megapixel phones coming from almost all important manufacturers. It wasn’t until 8 months later from the INNOV8, that Nokia announced the Nokia N86 8MP.
The Nokia N86 is Nokia’s first 8 Megapixel camera phone, announced in February at the Mobile World Congress, the N86 is supposed to be available this quarter. The N86 sports some features never seen on a Nokia phone before, for example, the active kickstand that opens application when popped out, a scratch resistant screen and the 8 Megapixel camera; the rest was borrowed from the Nokia N85: the 2.6” OLED Screen, Dual-Slide form factor, Dual-Led flash, the FM Transmitter and all the other standard features from Nseries devices like WI-FI, GPS, 3.5MM Audio Jack, Bluetooth and so on.
The Nokia N86 is supposedly the Nokia N82 successor, but the Nokia N86 does not have the powerful Xenon Flash the N82 has, instead, Nokia argues that the lenses and aperture, together with the Dual-Led Flash on the N86, make up for the missing Xenon Flash on the N86. According to Juha-Pekka Sipponen, Director of Nokia Nseries, ”people demand mobile cameras that take excellent pictures in all light conditions, that’s why the aperture of the Nokia N86 8MP is comparable to that of a high-quality, stand-alone digital camera. Whether it’s running with the bulls in Pamplona or capturing the panoramic beauty of a sunrise over Sydney, the Nokia N86 8MP will take brilliantly clear, wide-angle images that are instantly geotagged to be uploaded onto sites like Ovi Share or Flickr.” Basically, he said to forget about the Xenon flash of the N82.
The N86 comes in two colors, a dark blue-grey color and a white color with metal edges that makes the N86 look a lot like the Nokia N97. The N86 has a key on the left side to lock and unlock the device, the N86 also has a kickstand that enables the phone to stand on itself to watch movies easier. The interesting aspect of this kickstand is that it is configurable and the user can choose what application will the kickstand open when activated.
The Nokia N86 is the ultimate phone for photography, its 8 Megapixel camera with variable aperture and Carl-Zeiss Lens make it a camera rather than a phone. Thanks to PhoneReport for the Pictures: PhoneReport v2.0