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Nokia stock plunges 16% after new Lumia announcement

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Sep 2012, 16:02

Nokia just unveiled its brand new Lumia smartphones coming with features like an impressive camera with outstanding low light performance and top notch image stabilization…

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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:04

58. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)

Plunge is something that I would expect here.
PureView is to be claimed to be a brand but it's not what it was suggested to be for last few month. Moving into optical stabilization direction into mobile would be something that gives advantage over competitors.

Why sells of Nokia 808 are not as expected? Because of Symbiant and poor availability. When I was in HK buying Lumia 900 I wanted to have a look on 808 but it was not available ; so decision was simple, however, looks like it was a mistake after latest announcement that L900 is not getting WM8.0 and lack of VPN support (along with other basic features, ie: lack of the way to import contacts from VCF, e-mail client functionality is heavily crippled (almost no options to configure the way it works), simple things like i.e. send contact requires you to download 3rd party software just to send contacts and so on....)

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 01:38

59. lumialove (Posts: 75; Member since: 16 May 2012)

the F/2.0 aperture is the lowest found any smartphone. Think of aperture as how “open” a lens can get—the more open, the more light comes in. That’s crucial as light is what camera’s crave and is the key to getting a good image. You want to buy an expensive lens for your DSLR? Search for one with an F/1.4 aperture—basically the lower the number, the better. Reaching F/2.0 on a camera-phone is a pretty big deal, make no mistake about it. It will also greatly help to make your photos better as the shutter speed can go faster.

back-side illuminated sensors (BSI) —it’s what is found on the iPhone, Titan II and many Samsung phones. It puts the wires behind the sensor, allowing more light to be received and once again, making brighter photos. We’ve wanted Nokia to do this for a very long time and now they have.

The Lumia 900, Lumia 920 and 808 PureView

Sensor size is also crucial. Here, the bigger the better and the fact is, most smartphones have tiny sensors. Why do some “pro” DSLRs cost so much? It’s because they have a giant sensor (it’s also why they’re so big). The Lumia 920 sports a 1/1.4” sensor that beats many phones who roll with a smaller 1/2.5”. That brings us to megapixels…

Photographers hate megapixel discussions because it’s all consumers focus on, instead of all of the above. It’s often the least important aspect as those pixels won’t improve your photo much. It’s good for cropping, yes, but other than that?

Nokia said they could have added more than the 8MP to that 1/1.4” sensor, as some of their competitors have on their devices. But as we mentioned last night, jamming more megapixels on a sensor can have negative consequences, like reduce image quality. The more pixels on a sensor, the more light you need to illuminate them all. In turn, cameras with high megapixel count tend to have worse low-light performance. That’s right folks, putting 16MP or 32MP into a camera can be a bad thing, especially if it’s on a small sensor.

No, Nokia took the good route here—the one that photographers would have preferred: larger, BSI sensor with less megapixels so there is less noise in low light conditions.

Throw in their whole “Floating lens”, which is a mechanical form of image stabilization (aka better than software based) and we’re talking a whole new category of a camera phone. I'VE seen some of the images and so far, I really like what we see. Expect more in the future

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 02:12

62. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

And now for the questions on investors minds - when does it go on sale and for how much? I don't mean to sound like a broken record, but until the phone goes on sale (and it needs to be competitively priced to sell), it isn't going to be bringing coin into the company.

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 03:16

63. Loubielou (Posts: 556; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Nokia have done the same as they have done for years,No Price Plan an No News on Avalibility,Years have passed on you know whats going to happen with Nokia the announce a phone an it then takes them over 3-6 months to get it released,Samsung an Apple announce there phones an a week later they are available in Shops to Buy,Why?can"t Nokia do this seem really odd

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 11:06

65. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Wall street has been wrong before and the People there have caused more people to go bankrupt than should allowed. I predict that Nokia will sell enough of it's new feature phones and it's Nokia Lumia smart phones to survive but if worst comes to worst Microsoft will keep it going by loaning them more money to stay afloat or will buy the Nokia smart phone division lock stock and barrel to keep Apple or Google
from getting hold of Nokia patents because if Apple or google got Nokia's patents they could charge Microsoft and it's windows Phone OEM's royalty fee so high that windows smart phone could get too expensive to make. Microsoft will not allow that to happen. .

posted on 06 Sep 2012, 11:21

66. jack1059 (Posts: 72; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)

I saw this article after posting on another article. But Ill say it again here as it should be here really. I can see why the stocks fell. Im not impressed either. Recycled N9 design, again. Watered down Pureview branding. Its no mega pixel monster camera. Just has some bells and whistles on an 8mp camera. Nice, but groundbreaking or special? Not really. Now they got caught lying in the promo pics. This WAS their chance to make a break and come up with a truly different design to go with the 'new' OS. They didnt. It looks like the N9, 800, and 900. Not very impressive for a flagship device that theyd built up to be a such a big deal. And, no pricing / availability. Does nokia really want to survive?

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