Nokia Officializes the N86
Today in Barcelona Nokia officially unveiled the latest N Series device, the N86. The N86 carries an 8 megapixel camera with wide-angle Carl Zeiss lens. Nokia reduced the latency in the camera, so it can take pictures faster and has a mechanical shutter that can take pictures at speeds up to 1000th of a second. It will record video at 30 frames per second, and has image stabilization. Similar to the N95 and N96, it is a dual slider. It has an OLED display, a kickstand, dedicated media keys, and a hardened scratch-resistant glass surface covering the display. It has 8GB of internal memory, aGPS with compass and optimized N-Gage keys. It has quad-band GSM/EDGE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios and will come in a tri-band HSDPA variant for the North American market. It will be available in the second quarter for 375 Euros.
LG Q8 Appears to Be Smaller Variant of the V20
LG's Italian web site recently provided details about an unannounced handset called the Q8. The Q8 appears to be a less-expensive, smaller version of the LG V20.
Samsung Updates Note Series with Metal and Glass Design
Samsung today announced the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge+. Both handsets adopt the design language seen on the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge, which were announced earlier this year.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Lumia 735 Tempts the Vain with High-Quality Selfie Cam
Nokia today revealed the Lumia 735, a device that features advanced self-imaging tools. The 735 has a 5-megapixel camera with a wide-angle lens and dedicated "Lumia Selfie" app.
Sony Xperia XZ Steps Up Camera Tech
Sony today showed off the Xperia XZ smartphone, a high-end follow-up to the Xperia X series devices from earlier this year. For the XZ, Sony said it concentrated on improving the camera and video camera performance, as well as further refining its design language.