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Video: Interview (Grilling) with Nokia Imaging Legend, Damien Dinning (@PhoneDaz)

With the summery barbecue weather, Steve Litchfield grills the legend of Nokia and Nseries imaging, Damien Dinning (@PhoneDaz) who’s been instrumental in refining Nokia’s imaging handsets such as, N73, N95, N82, N86 and of course N8!

Very interesting points:

  • AMOLED vs TFT – this one apparently better in day light than traditional AMOLED – usable in sunlight, of course fantastic viewing angles, richer colours, better contrast than TFT
  • 3.5 vs 3.7″ screen – not due to price, but balance of capabilities and design (i.e. size, consumption of battery with larger screen)
  • Tempered Glass – It’s Gorilla Glass, highly scratch resistant
  • Why N8 taking so long to market – optimizing N8, still tweaking to get it absolutely right (so Steve can’t complain!)
  • How does pixel density of sensor compare to iPhone 4 – Biggest sensor on mobile devices and some digicams. Same pixel size as iPhone 4 but at 12 Megapixels and not 5. Thats more than double iPhone in effective megapixels (not wasteful pixels seen in other devices)
  • How does digital microphone work? – 2 digital microphones, one optimized for recording in front, the other for ambient audio. Pretty incredible to deal with subtleties of birdsong but pick up clear speech. Also 128k 48Kbs aac stereo, top dollar audio.
  • Digital microphone – can cope with the slightest quiet sounds or LOUD live bands.
  • Which camera flagship most proud of? This is the one. Followed by N82, N86. This takes it to a whole new level, producing incredibly natural images (not relying on making image better than it is)


No post yet, but I’m sure it’ll appear on AllAboutSymbian soon with commentary from either Steve himself or Rafe.

  1. Doug
    June 17, 2010 at 1:50 am

    I’ll believe the battery concern with regards to the 3.5″ vs. 3.7″ display, but size?? Come on now. How much attention, and sales are all the Android handsets with 3.7″ displays getting??

    Expand the handset if need be to fit the larger display, and give us a bigger battery to keep it going, which we want anyway. With comments like that about balance of the capabilities of the device, size, weight, blah blah, I have to wonder if we’ll ever see a Symbian handset from Nokia with a screen bigger than 3.5″.

    • June 17, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      A 4″ Symbian handset will be announced in September 14/15

  1. June 17, 2010 at 9:09 am

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