Nokia announces 8-megapixel N86

Nokia has just announced its first eight-megapixel phone, the N86. It's a slider with a wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens and is the first cam-phone with a variable aperture zoom lens, which basically means it can let in different amounts of light depending on need. Useful for getting those low-light shots, and indeed, bright shots too.


The phone also has some impressive motion-capture specs, and can record in VGA (640x480 resolution) at up to a DVD-quality 30fps. It's preloaded with Nokia's gaming platform N-Gage and boasts HSDPA support for super-fast data transfer.


A crisp 2.6-inch AMOLED display sits in a metal frame and 8GB of internal memory is supported by a microSD slot which can expand memory by up to 16GB. The battery life provides around 25 hours of music, or 7 hours of video/gaming.


The N86 is set up for sat-nav services with A-GPS, a built-in compass and preloaded Nokia Maps, and as well as fully integrated Ovi, Nokia's cloud storage and services platform, which just got its own app store.


Nokia is saying the N86 is comparable to a stand-alone digital camera, and it might actually be true. Comes in indigo or white, and available from Q2 for around €375.

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