Here’s a cool idea for struggling Nokia - take the best cameraphone on the market, the Nokia N8, and modernize it. Simple? Yes, and now it seems that we have a vague and unofficial confirmation that the Finns are indeed working on that and it’s called the Nokia 803, also known by its model number RM-807.
Pocketnow got a hold of the user manual of the device with a picture of the device with a huge bulge on the back. Now, this bulge is the biggest argument in thinking this could be the successor to the N8
. Sadly, the manual doesn’t confirm anything in specific except for the basics - NFC-capability, HDMI-out and DLNA. Moreover, the document itself hadn’t been finalized, so it could be different when it goes official.
UnwiredView fuels the fire by adding rumors: optical zoom
and a larger sensor than the 12-megapixel one on the N8 are mentioned. The screen size is allegedly bound to stay 3.5-inch, but with WVGA resolution and Gorilla Glass protection. Under the hood, there’s a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM.
Now, you probably thought this was all wrapped in a Windows Phone envelope, but weirdly the rumors agree on Symbian powering the alleged Nokia 803. One possible reason for that is a speculation that WP can’t handle the large sensor and all of Nokia’s camera implementations. Another one, is - of course - that the rumor got something wrong, so we’d take all of this with a big grain of salt. What do you think about Espoo releasing a handset like the Nokia 803 - is it possible?