The Nokia N8 is perhaps one of the best camera phones on the market today, with the main feature missing from its arsenal being touch to focus, a feature that has since appeared on the company’s new Windows Phone offerings. According to Nokia VP Eric Bertman at the Windows Phone Lumia 800 launch event in Russia, the company isn’t giving up on the camera market and will be delivering an N8 successor sometime in 2012.
Details at this point are scarce, and it’s unclear if the N8’s successor will be running a Windows Phone operating system or continue with Nokia’s support for Symbian OS.
At the time of its release, the Nokia N8 has a Carl Zeiss lens with a large camera sensor, 12-megapixel camera, and 720p HD video recording coupled with a Xenon flash/video light.
Despite its hardware prowess, the Nokia N8 suffered a few stumbling blocks when it arrived on the market. As the smartphone was launched much later than when it was first announced, consumers began looking at other platforms. Nokia is continuing to support the N8 through software updates and new iterations of the Symbian^3 OS.
It looks like Nokia is starting to get back in the game. After launching the Lumia line of Windows Phone devices, most recently, the company had leaked about its Windows 8 tablet ambitions, and a higher end Nokia Lumia 900 was recently talked about.
Via: GSM Arena