Nokia 701 "brightest screen" puzzle solved - 1000 nits come to the rescue of sunlight visibility

Nokia 701 "brightest screen" puzzle solved - 1000 nits come to the rescue of sunlight visibility
Nokia 701 takes over from the LG Optimus Black the "smartphone with the brightest screen" title, as Nokia just revealed on its Facebook page that the 701 sports 1000 nits of luminance. We have been wondering what this "brightest" claim means ever since the Nokia 701 was announced, and now we have our solid number.

To put things in perspective, the iPhone 4 sports shows around 550 nits, the LG Optimus Black 700 nits, and the only time we've heard about 1000 nits of brightness on a mobile display was when Sony touted its WhiteMagic technology recently, but it was on a 3" display, and the IPS-LCD with ClearBlack filter on the Nokia 701 is 3.5".

We hope to put the phone through its brightness paces soon enough, and share our findings with you. 1000 nits should do wonders for outdoor visibility, but the battery drain might be substantial in that mode as well, so we are curious how Nokia has handled this trade-off.

source: Nokia (Facebook)

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701
  • Display 3.5 inches
    640 x 360 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware
    0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1300 mAh
  • OS Symbian Belle

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