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Nokia N9 Leaked Photos! Or is it actually the Nokia E7? QWERTY Slider, N8 design, Ridiculous screen clarity, 8MP.

For many moons now we have seen the leaked image above. Some called it the N9, others called it the N8, supposedly sporting 4″ screen with 8MP camera and 720p video recording amongst a host of other features.

For one thing it runs Symbian. NOT MeeGo. So how can it be Nseries if N8 is the last Symbian Nseries? N9 is the highest N and was said to be on MeeGo.

Well, it could be the E7. (Or an off chance a N8 variant like SE’s “Pro” qwerty versions) N8-01, N8-02 like the Cseries and Xseries with their offshoot)

[Update. Apparently with the new naming convention, the single digit does not mean only one physical device, e.g. N8, but a tier of devices. There will be at least 3 N8 variants. 16GB, 32GB and QWERTY variant with lesser camera. N8-01, N8-02 or whatever. I hope that is not their final designation is it sort of wrecks the simplicity of single digit N. That would have been ok if it were once a year.

I think it’s a good thing to have only talked about the 16GB version at the 370EUR price point before even confirming 32GB version]

We know Eldar Murtazin in on holidays with one of these. In his N8 review, he said he didn’t have a Nokia N8 with him, but an analogue with QWERTY slider. Another thing he said is that he won’t be the first to leak images. Now NegriElectronics has let the cat out of the proverbial bag, ah well, the gates of prepublish proto hell are opened!

To those wanting a Symbian^3 (or possibly a Symbian^4) handset with N97 like tilt QWERTY, this is for you! Check out that 4 row keyboard. Again it seems there is NO dedicated numbers button, however, the spacebar is in the middle!

Something worth noting is the apparent, “Ridiculous screen clarity”, well actually they said REDiculous, so unless that’s a pun on the red theme, this maybe the first Symbian Touch to have more than 640×360 pixels. Possibly at least WVGA or possibly somewhat higher, oh say to the realms of the “ridiculous” Retina Display?. They may be talking about clarity of the display tech. But they must have seen AMOLED before and it certainly won’t be having Samsung’s Super AMOLED.

Similar dark grey colouring to dark grey N8. More anodized aluminium? My fav colour. Man, if this had the 28mm wide angle and xenon flash I might have gone for this one.

I’m totally digging this unified design. This shape screams Nokia and the upcoming explosion (not death) of Symbian as it gradually takes over low tier handsets.

More details should appear soon. Who’s publish their “insights” first, NegriElectronics or dearest Eldar?

NegriElectronics via Engadget


  1. Andre
    June 26, 2010 at 5:53 am

    The keyboard does seem pretty nice to be honest. The back is not that enticing though 😦 and it’s pretty thick from the looks of it.

    • June 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

      The back looks nice except the dull camera bit.

      I hope it isn’t too thick, from the photo and the render it doesn’t look too thick.

      Sub 15mm and that would be awesome.

    • Midas
      June 26, 2010 at 2:31 pm

      By the way its being held at the bottom I disagree. it looks as though it could be contender for slimmest phone with hardware keyboard, or at least among the ranks. I’m thinking between 13.9mm-15mm though (not the slimmest)

  2. Rudeboi
    June 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Thick? Andre it looks thin as hell for a qwerty phone. What’s thick is my N900 but I love it. No way this could be a MeeGo device.

    • June 26, 2010 at 8:07 am

      Haha, Me too. Chunky Monkey is forgiven as it’s pure awesome inside.

  3. Nick
    June 26, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Looks GREAT!!! And really thin too…THANK YOU, Nokia, for finally using a flushed camera module on non-camera devices =D

  4. Inokia
    June 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Luckily this design is not for meego!

  5. Midas
    June 26, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I read that this was going to be an E-series device but now having seen a few more shots, I have a strong feeling this will be an N8-series handset, possibly N8-01 (just look at the design of the back of the phone kinda confirms this for me.) Time will tell!

    On another note, am I the only person who likes Nokia’s naming scheme for devices??

    • Andre
      June 26, 2010 at 4:07 pm

      It would be a marketing fail to call it a N8 variant especially given as the general public will associate N8 with a brilliant camera and that camera on the back is not going to be brilliant.
      More likely to be that E7 we saw way back when. Looks like the renders from back then and it doesn’t have a carl zeiss lens, a necessity for N-series devices

      • Midas
        June 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm

        i highly doubt it will be E-series although I see your point. however i disagree that the public will associate a n8 variant with a brilliant camera. the -01 and -02 variants of their handsets will mean lesser features/different design etc. This i hear will have an 8mp camera but with the hardward keyboard it will appeal to heavy messaging use while still having a good camera.

  6. John Wiegand-forson
    June 26, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    This is the N8-01 Eldar has already confirmed it on twitter but he also said Nokia might have changed their mind and will call it the C7. For those that are saying this is ugly its only a prototype, when the N8 was first leaked it looked exactly the same until Nokia released the official pics it will be a good looking phone in the end. Eldar also said the second variant of the N8 will have a lower resolution camera so thats why it has 8 megapixel.

  7. Chris
    June 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    This must be the “N8 w/ phys keyb” Murtazin was talking about before.

    That’s Symbian if you ask me!

  8. Albert
    June 29, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Eldar already told in his Twitter that CNET misundestood and N8 won’t be the last symbian device in Nseries!!

  9. deyaa
    July 1, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    bad Design , bad Specifications , nokia why ???
    where is the :
    1- •OS: meego
    2- •Camera: 12 MP, 4000×3000 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, 1/1.83” sensor size, ND filter, geo-tagging, face and smile detection, video capture 720p@25fps, LED video light
    •Video Call : 2 MP with flash
    3- •Screen: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, QWERTY keyboard, Multi-touch input method, Proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Scratch-resistant surface, Touch sensitive controls
    4- internal memory : 32 or 64GB
    5- All Specifications in N8

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