Announced: 21st June 2011
Status: Coming soon
The N9 has arrived. I've got a gallery of images attached in zip file provided for you below. (Images courtesy of Engaget)
Here are few specifications of what were talking about:
Size Dimensions: 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm
Weight 135 g
Display Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 3.9 inches Gorilla glass display- Anti-glare polarizer, Multi-touch input method.
Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones-
Dolby Mobile sound enhancement; Dolby Headphone support
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall.
Internal 16/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM (no memory card slot)
Data GPRS Class 33
EDGE Class 33
3G HSDPA, 14.4 Mbps.
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection, touch-focus
Video Yes, 720p@30fps
Secondary camera also available
Features OS MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan
CPU 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, PowerVR SGX530 GPU, TI OMAP 3630 chipset
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
No FM radio (boring)
Games: Angry Birds Magic (NFC), Galaxy on Fire 2,Real Golf 2011; and downloadable.
Colors Black, Cian, Magenta
GPS: with A-GPS support; Ovi Maps
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
MicroSIM card support only
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
TV-out (720p video) via HDMI and composite
Dolby Digital Plus via HDMI
Document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF viewer
Predictive text input (Swype)
Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
First experience is that we're in the presence of a fantastically designed device with a gorgeous AMOLED screen and some highly responsive performance.
The N9 UI, is Nokia's Harmattan skin atop MeeGo 1.2. This is an open source OS based on the Linux operating system. Its similar to the Maemo present in the Nokia N900.
MeeGo 1.2 is built around three core home views. The central one is your app organizer / launcher, to one side of which you have a notifications and activities section -- which will be populated by phone calls, calendar alerts, and social network updates -- and to the other you get a live app switcher. That trio is navigable in a carousel fashion, meaning that you can keep cycling through all three by flicking your finger in one direction.
Double-tapping the screen wakes the phone up and then you can unlock it with a swipe in any direction.
Similar swipes, starting from one edge of the screen and going to the other, allow you to exit apps into the home screen.
Fluid animations are evident throughout, navigation is natural, and this marks a major advance over
Anything else Nokia has given us on the software front in terms of touch-based UI.
Physically, the N9 feels about as good as a device built out of plastic can do. Nokia's devoutly calling it polycarbonate in order to highlight that this isn't just any old plastic, it's a high-grade variety that inspires confidence in its durability while also having the sharp looks to keep aesthetes happy as well.
The whole phone is essentially built into the external shell, which does mean the battery isn't user-replaceable and there's no micro SD expandability, but at least you can hot-swap the Micro SIM (yes, Micro ) card without needing to reboot the handset.
The Clear Black AMOLED display is truly a sight to behold, with stunning viewing angles, a curved Gorilla Glass front, and some pretty excellent (for AMOLED) performance out in the sunlight.
All in all, i was highly impressed by what Nokia has put together here, though the N9 does prompt me to ask why the company has opted against making MeeGo its long-term smartphone OS of choice. Nokia's smartphones OS will consequently be changed soon.
What Iíve seen today is a damn fine smartphone with some very neat ideas, one which certainly merits the title of being Nokia's flagship. Or it will do, when it launches later in the year.