Nokia N97 Mini tech spec leaked
The Nokia N97 Mini is alive and well and will be making its first public appearance on the 2nd September at Nokia World 2009 in Stuttgart. This is the latest rumour that is being milled around the internet as truth. However, ‘leaked details’ suggest the device is genuine. Check out what the Nokia N97 Mini will sport when it launches later this year…
The Nokia N97 Mini first broke cover back in June and only as recently as last week did we see the first ‘real’ images of the device. Now, it seems the tech spec of the new device has started to appear online.
The Nokia N97 Mini will sport a 2.9-inch touchscreen, the same as the upcoming Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and a resolution that drops to 640 x 360 pixels. It’s not the only thing that’s dropped as you’ll find the internal memory has moved from 32GB to just 8GB, which is still more than enough for most people. We can expect there to still be a microSD slot in there to add more storage.
The use of a smaller screen is made possible by the dropping of the D-pad, as we mentioned last week, making this device very much an entry-level model smartphone in comparison to the Nokia N97. The device will also sport a price drop, with the Nokia N97 Mini shipping for around £80 – £100 less than the full version.
With the lens cover being removed from the back of the device, speculation is still abound as to whether the camera will drop from the current 5-Megapixel?
Naturally, it won’t launch under the name of the Nokia N97 Mini and no doubt we’ll need to wait until Nokia World 2009 for the official name and branding. However, even if the Nokia N97 Mini is launched at Nokia World 09, chances are we won’t see this device launched in time for Christmas – or will we?
What is perhaps more interesting about this device is that it shows Nokia clearly has a game plan – first we had the Nokia 5800, then came the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, which is in many respects is a stripped out 5800, or Nokia 5800 Mini. Now we have the Nokia N97 Mini – is this the way of the future for Nokia, to launch a high-end version of its smartphone and then produce a slightly entry-level version a few months later?