Nokia N8 might be getting a sequel in 2012 running Symbian still, but this time with optical zoom
Those wise "trusted sources" have struck again, whispering a sequel to the Nokia N8 is in the works, and is about to land in Q2 2012. This seems primed to be announced at MWC 2012 in Barcelona, since CES 2012 might be stealing the spotlight on the Nokia Windows Phones side.
The new camera-centric Nokia is supposed to have an even better camera than its predecessor, and with optical zoom to boot, which is the main request of the fans that use what is arguably the best camera on a cell phone. Resolution is not specified, although we wouldn't be surprised if that number doesn't change from 12MP, which is already plenty.
We do get some alleged bump in specs, though - the Nokia N8 upgrade is supposed to have a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and sport a 3.5" screen, like the current one, but with 480x800 pixels of resolution. What struck as odd is that it is still supposed to run Symbian, which doesn't support WVGA resolutions yet, but that might have been remedied by then.
Moreover, high-resolution screens, multicore processors, and sophisticated camera shenanigans support are not coming to Windows Phone before the Apollo update. These specs seem equal to what the current high-end Symbian Belle handsets, like the Nokia 701 have, so that's what we could have on the Nokia N8 sequel, with an update for higher screen resolution support.