Nokia 801 could be the last Belle smartphone, possible N8 successor

Nokia 801 could be the last Belle smartphone, possible N8 successor
Mere days ago, we reported that Nokia has most likely killed all of its projects for Symbian based devices, except for one. The device in question was said to be a successor to the popular with its photographic abilities Nokia N8. Well, unless the image that you see below is something that someone forged to show off their Photoshop skills, we might be looking at the rumored Nokia N8 successor.

The smartphone in the render below is said to be the Nokia 801, and what runs on it is the Symbian Nokia Belle platform. Obviously, the handset looks nothing like that other Nokia 801 from last year, which could be nothing but a concept. As a matter of fact, the device in the image appears very similar to the Nokia N9, Nokia Lumia 800, and even the Lumia 900 in terms of design. Of course there is nothing wrong with that as all of these handsets look very appealing indeed.

In terms of specs, it is rumored that the Nokia 801 has a 4-inch ClearBlack AMOLED display with a rather low for its size resolution of 360 by 640 pixels. Under its hood are expected to reside a 1.4GHz processor and 512 megabytes of RAM. A 12-megapixel auto-focus camera with a dual LED flash and 1080p video recording abilities will grace its back, according to rumors. NFC support should also be in tow.

Of course, this rumor should be taken with a huge grain of salt as it might be very inaccurate, even totally made up. On the other hand, one and only Eldar Murtazin confirmed via Twitter that the Nokia 801 is indeed a real device. But will we ever get a chance to hold it in our itching hands? Only time will tell.

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  • Display 4.0" 360 x 640 pixels
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1. avinashmunnu

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

If that Image is true... one of the best design so far... looking great...

11. hepresearch unregistered

"... one of the best design so far..."? It looks just like the N9 and every other non-mid-range (as in NOT the 710) Lumia device that is already out or on the way. The only real difference is the presence of Symbian Belle, and, if you are lucky, a camera that actually makes it worthy of being called a true successor to the N8. The physical design form is six months old or more and already well-used, as far as I'm concerned... nothing new or groundbreaking there.

2. avinashmunnu

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

but 360*640 is not up to the present days standards... 1280*720 is best

7. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I don't mind the low res screen. If I get this phone I'll just be watching movies and not much else (except for taking extraordinary pictures.)

3. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Super Liked!! I always wished Symbian in this Design and It happened yeah a must buy in my list!! I'm a Symbian Lover and this is the best mobile design yet from NOKIA!!

4. rex1213

Posts: 77; Member since: Jul 29, 2011

I certainly would take this with a huge grain of salt as there is no way that the Nokia N8 could be succeeded by a phone with only a dual LED flash. Yes it has got a nice design. But why LED flash? Now if this could turn out true, then sorry Nokia but I am sticking with my Nokia N8 with a Xenon flash. And besides, the design of the N8 is stunning already...and unique at that.

9. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

Agree with the dual led flash, how come an upgrade phone have a downgrade flash? where on earth did that come from? Btw, I saw some unknown nokia phone before I think from symbian blogs of some sort that is said to be the nokia 801 but it doesn't look like that image above, although the image I saw is looks waaay better the one pictured above.

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

eldarmurtazin?? This confirms to be a fake rumor

6. rg987

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

nokia releases atleast 4-6 new models based on SAME DESIGN. FU*K YOU NOKIA

13. m.garz

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 08, 2010

tell that to Apple..

14. hepresearch unregistered

Just because Apple does it and gets away with it, and is even popular for it in some circles, doesn't make it right for everybody.

15. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Totally Agreed A company like Apple iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 & 4S... And they just have potential of launching one mobile phone where Nokia is quite versatile at designs, models, needs and budget.

8. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012 release them cause they are unique NOKIA'S, not like Samsung who steal every design from the IPHONE's to make their devices sucessful.

10. Roomaku

Posts: 278; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Awesome, kind of looks like some photshopped the windows phone buttons out and lowered the screen, like the no buttons look.

12. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Dual-LED flash? I'd think with all the rave reviews the N8 got for its Xenon flash that Nokia wouldn't offer anything less. We will see... *EDIT* didn't see the same point above. Glad to know so many are in agreement!

16. mohammed.r1996

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

Nokia hardware and design is very nice but the software is poor and the Nokia store is not have good free software and that make me sell my E7 and buy HTC Sensation XE If and one agree with me can like my comment.

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