Nokia just announced the N9 at the Nokia Connection event in Singapore today. The Nokia N9 is dubbed as “the first-ever pure touch smartphone” which focuses on using apps, getting notifications and switching between different activities. Navigating the UI is said to be simpler with the use of simple gestures and a swipe of a finger.
Nokia N9 Specifications
- Networks: Pentaband WCDMA 850, 900, 1900, 1700, 2100, Quad band GSM/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
- Speed: HSDPA Cat10: 14.4Mbps, HSUPA: Cat6 5.76Mbps
- Display: 3.9” WVGA (854×480) AMOLED display with curved Gorilla glass, no air gap, anti-glare polarizer
- OS: MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan
- Memory: 1024MB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage
- Camera: 8Mpix auto-focus Carl Zeiss, wide-angle lens, 2x LED flash, Video capturing MPEG-4 SP 720p @ 30fps, 2nd camera for video calls
- Size / Weight: 116.45 mm x 61.2 mm x 7.6–12.1 mm (L x W x T) / 76 cm3/ 135 g
- Connectivity: BT 2.1, GPS, A-GPS, WLAN 802.11abgn, NFC, 3.5mm AV connector, micro USB connector, USB charging
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz, PowerVR SGX530
- Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm, Supported codecs: mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC.
- Battery: 1450 mAh
- Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 11 h / up to 7 hours
- Standby time: Up to 450 hours (WCDMA), up to 380 hours (GSM)
- Video playback (720P): up to 4.5 hours
- Music playback: up to 50 hours
All that’s needed to use the Nokia N9 is a simple gesture, a swipe of the finger, an intuitive way to use all the different features and functions. Whenever you are in an application, you just need to swipe from the edge of the screen to go back home.
The Nokia N9 has a one-piece, unibody design and sports a 3.9 inch curved glass AMOLED display. The phone uses an innovative laminated display technology which makes it look like applications are floating on top of the screen. The body of the Nokia N9 is made from polycarbonate material which makes implementing a better antenna system possible. Storage capacities are 16GB and 64GB.
The Nokia N9 is a “pure touch screen phone” without any front-facing buttons at all. If you want to unlock the screen, you just double-tap the screen.
The N9 uses three home views arranged in a carousel: 1) Applications 2) Events for social networking feeds and notifications for calls, texts, calendar events, etc. 3) Open applications for switching between live apps. Nokia claims that the N9 delivers the best multitasking experience.
The N9 uses an 8MP auto focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash and super wide 28mm lens. It captures HD video and supports true 16:9 resolution photos.
The Nokia N9 has the latest Nokia Maps with free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for walking and driving.
N9 supports NFC. NFC-enabled accessories is claimed to be easier by doing Bluetooth pairing only once.
If you wanna see more of the Nokia N9, watch this introduction video from Nokia.
The Nokia N9 will be available later in 2011. Pricing is still unknown.
Source Nokia Conversations