New Nokia N96 Quad-Band Phone is Now Official

nokia n96

It has been quite some time since we have seen a high end mobile phone from Nokia (Like N95 – High end). but just this week, there have already been four new high end models from Nokia. The two new Model, N79 and N85 were announced a couple of days back, the 8800 Carbon Arte was announced last week and now we have got official news about the N96.

The N96 is a slider cellphone with 16 GB of built-in memory. It is a quad-band, US 3G-enabled (WCDMA) phone with a 2.8-inch screen, 5-megapixel Carl-Zeiss Tessar lens, a GPS, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi and utilizes a microSD (TransFlash) card slot which supports up to 8GB of memory if you need more room. An accelerometer sensor is also included for an auto-rotate feature.

The Nokia N96 has a processor rated at Dual ARM 9 264 MHz for quick reponse, and the media-player functions of the phone have their own dedicated slide-out keypad. Full specs are below:

Technical profile:

WCDMA 850/1900 (HSDPA)
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
4 x 2.2 x 0.7-inches (local depth up to 0.8-inches)
4.4 ounces weight
2.8-inch QVGA Display (240 x 320 pixels) with up to 16 million colors
Nokia BL-5F battery, 950 mAh

Main Camera:

Carl Zeiss Tessar lens
Up to 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944) JPEG/EXIF
MPEG-4 VGA (640 x 380) at up to 30 fps
F.28 Aperture, 5.2mm Focal length
Dual LED camera flash and video light


16 GB on-board memory Expandable via microSD slot
Up to 30 fps, up to VGA resolution (scaled max QVGA on device, SDT on TV-out)
Windows Media (WMV9) up to CIF @ 30fps
Flash Lite 3.0 / Flash Video in browser

Connectivity & Data Services:

WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g with UPnP support
Micro-USB connector, hi-speed USB 2.0
3.5mm stereo headphone plug and TV-out support (PAL/NTSC)
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP stereo audio, enhanced data rates
GPS receiver with support for assisted GPS (A-GPS)

Operating Times:

Talk time Up to 160 mins (3G), 230 mins (GSM)
Standby time Up to 200 hrs (3G), 230 hrs (GSM)
Video playback Up to 5 hours (offline mode)
Music playback Up to 14 hours (offline mode)

Here is a Hand-on video of this Marvel from Nokia:

The Nokia N96 will be available for general public sale in the last quarter of this year and is expected at a price of $810.