Before talk about the Concept, i want to express my idea about the future of Nokia. We know that Nokia made an alliance with Microsoft in recent past and started manufacturing smartphones which runs Microsoft Windows Phone. But the problem came when rumors spread on the internet saying Microsoft is making a Surface smartphone to follow the Surface branding.when this happened Nokia already dumped the Meego project, which is a Linux based OS project. So, What will happen to Nokia if Microsoft really make surface smartphone? The answer to that question maybe hidden in this Concept i have imagined. Meet the Nokia N10, a powerful smartphone with Echo Friendly capabilities.
If you check the UI on the screen, you will remember the leaked video of Nokia Air. That video inspired me very much to design this concept. Just like i mentioned on above, What will Nokia do to stay in the race after leaving Meego? their main OS Symbian is not up to date to compete with other mobile OS's such as Android and iOS. But in the leaked Nokia Air promo video, The UI in the Nokia device drew Symbian users crazy. they suspected including my self, it could be the upcoming Symbian OS.
Lets jump to the List of specifications of Nokia N10
* 4.3" LED backlit IPS TFT
Pure Motion HD+ ClearBlack screen
Corning Gorilla Glass 2
16GB internal memory
Hot Swapable micro SD card support-up to 32GB
*2.0 GHz Cotex-A15 processor+two Cortex-M4 cores
TI OMAP 5 Series chipset
PoverVR G6630 GPU
*12 Mega Pixel Carl Zeiss sensor with Pure View technology
Optical Image Stabilization
1080p@60fps video recording
2 Mega Pixel front facing camera
Front LED flasher/video light (for indoor,low light video calls,works with Skype)
*Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, NFC, DLNA, USB on the go, micro HDMI
LTE, HSUPA+,UMTS, EDGE
*Dolby Mobile Speakers, Dolby Mobile Sound Enhancement
*non user removable 2700mAh Li-ion battery
Wireless Solar Charging enabled(via a shell)
The concept features a crisp 720p screen with a retina beating pixel density. Even though it's the era of 1080p screens, i thought 720p will be better because human eye can only differentiate 300-320 ppi. Therefore a 1080p screen wont look more impressive than a 720p screen. Still Nokia didn't manufactured a Symbian running multi-core smartphone. Their last Symbian(latest : Belle) phone featured a 1.3GHz single core ARM 11 processor. So Nokia N10 will be the first Symbian device to have a multi-core processing.
What makes the HTC Phones so popular? two facts i guess. Awesome build quality and beats audio. can Nokia beat the beats audio with DOLBY audio? have to find out! since Nokia made a partnership with DOLBY digital, Music quality of Nokia handsets increased rapidly. Nokia N10's Sound system is taking care by DOLBY, there are 2 massive DOLBY mobile speakers on the bottom and the device supports DOLBY headphones too.
Wireless charging is not a new word for Nokia. They were able to demonstrate wireless charging along with the launch of Lumia 920 and Lumia 820. For an instant many people thought that they can charge the phone wirelessly while they using it on hands. But actually it's not that kind of wireless charging, the phone must place on a special dock,pad or on a pillow to wirelessly charge the battery. Are there any other ways to charge the battery wirelessly while we use it? Maybe !
I have designed a wireless solar charging shell as an answer to our question. The main difference of it, when compared to Lumia 820's shell, N10's solar shell can be attached directly to the back of handset and it charges the built in battery of the phone wirelessly as a charging pad. This might become handy when you going outside. Turn the back side to the direct sun and let your phone charge while you walk,drive.
As a Symbian user, i love to see if Nokia upgrade the OS to modern standards and come back aggressively in Smartphone world. specially mobile gamers who owns Nokia devices are disappointed since Nokia not supporting great GPU's. we all know how capable of Symbian OS,what can it do if got further implementations. Also i have to tell why i used Symbian Donna instead of Carla,the reason is Donna to support multi-core processors while Carla still powered by single cores. Maybe Nokia will upgrade S40 platform to Carla and Symbian^3 platform to Donna. I heard that Nokia is searching for a Linux engineer. maybe Nokia is feeling regret for dumping Meego, and now planing to move to Android?
Feel free to comment your opinions about this concept and suggestions.