Nokia N86 8MP

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Nokia N86 8MP
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Compatible networksHSDPA (3.5G) 900 / 1900 / 2100 (European) 850 / 1900 / 2100 (North American), Quad band GSM / GPRS / EDGE GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Availability by regionJune 2009
PredecessorNokia N82
Nokia N85
Nokia N95
Nokia N96
SuccessorNokia N8
RelatedNokia N97
Nokia N79
Form factorTwo-Way Slider
Dimensions103.4 mm × 51.4 mm × 16.5 mm
Mass149 g (0.328 lb)
Operating systemSymbian OS 9.3, S60 rel. 3.2 (v30.009)
CPUARM 11 434 MHz processor
Memory77 MB internal memory; 8 GB mass memory
Removable storageMicroSD, up to 16 GB supported with microSDHC support
BatteryLi-Ion 1200 mAh (BL-5K)
Data inputsKeypad
Display240×320 px, 2.6 in, Active Matrix OLED technology
Rear camera8 Megapixels (main) with 28 mm wide camera lens
Front cameraVGA videocall (Front)
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 via MicroUSB , Bluetooth 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, FM transmitter, Tv-out

The Nokia N86 8MP is a high-end smartphone announced on 17 February 2009[1] and released in May 2009. It runs on Symbian OS 9.3 (S60 3rd Edition FP2) and is part of the Nseries. It shares similar design features with the N97.

One of its main selling points is its Carl Zeiss photography features.[2] It was Nokia's first camera phone to have an 8 megapixel sensor (although late compared to other manufacturers),[3] and features both multiple aperture settings and a mechanical shutter (uncommon features by the standards of camera phones), and a Carl Zeiss lens with a wide angle of view (28 mm equivalent). It also has auto focus and a dual LED flash (3rd generation dual-LEDs), and an AF assist light. Video capture resolution is 640 × 480 pixels (VGA) at 30 frames per second.[4]

The N86 continuous the form factor of the Nokia N95 and N85 with its dual-sliding form factor, whilst adding a toughened glass front cover and metal detailing and keypad, making it look and feel premium.[5] It has a 2.6-inch AMOLED display, a fast 434 MHz processor, and an 8 GB internal memory.[6][7] It also has the same kickback stand as the N85 so it is possible to use as a small standalone screen, and it is possible to configure the opening of the stand to launch applications such as the video player.[8] It also supports the N-Gage gaming platform. The N86 8MP is regarded as the spiritual successor of the N95 8GB due to its feature set in the same sliding form factor, and the commercial failure of the N96.[9] Some regard it a successor of the N82 due to its camera.[10]


The N86 8MP is a 3.5G or 3.75G(3GPP)device with dual-band HSDPA support, quad-band GSM and Wi-Fi. It has an A-GPS receiver, which links into location-based services via Nokia Maps, and photographs can be automatically geo-tagged. There is also a built-in digital compass, and FM radio, and there is also a FM transmitter. It is rated to give 6 hours talktime, 25 hours music playback and 11 days on standby on a full charge.[4]

Digital TV[edit]

With optional DVB-H Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W it is possible to watch television on the screen of the phone.

Free navigation[edit]

Ovi Maps 3.03, with free navigation, was released on 17 March 2010 for the Nokia N86. The new version was available via the SW Update application and has a file size of 8.24 MB. The N86, E72, E55, E52, 6730, 6710 (S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2) and all of Nokia's Symbian^1 (S60 5th Edition) devices will get to experience beta-testing and free navigation.[11]

Firmware updates[edit]

[6 July 2009] The Nokia N86 8MP received a big firmware upgrade, to v11.043. That brought official Ovi Store compatibility (with Ovi web site shortcut and option to download the dedicated client), camera tweaks and the usual early firmware bug fixes and improvements.[12]

[30 September 2009] The Nokia N86 8MP received its v20 firmware upgrade a full week or so ahead of schedule. It was 8 MB large for an Over The Air (OTA) update.

Some significant changes were: Improved still image and video quality and Close-up focus, Face detection (indicated by a yellow square) and Red-eye removal were added, New focus point indication (shows where in the scene the camera is focusing).[13]

[11 January 2010] The Nokia N86 8MP got a minor update to v21 firmware. Version 21.006 replaced v20.115 and was a maintenance release, improving performance further and fixing a number of minor bugs.[14]

[15 April 2010] Version 30.009 firmware mainly features the latest Ovi Maps client and is now available via Nokia Software Update (142 MB) and Over The Air (5085 KB).

It includes the latest Ovi Maps 3.03 (with free navigation), the sharing of location via Facebook. RealPlayer interface is tweaked (no more d-pad problem while playing videos) and there are some usual minor fixes and improvements.[15]

[20 May 2010] It includes the latest Ovi Maps 3.04. The new version adds formal support for WiFi as a positioning method as part of an overhaul of the positioning functionality, plus significant performance improvements for search, zooming and map panning, a number of consumer-friendly UI tweaks and the addition of Qype information to the places database.[16]


The Nokia N87, a successor of the N86, was leaked on the internet with full specifications in December 2009 and then again in early 2010.[17] However it was never released, and instead the touchscreen Nokia N8 was introduced. In November 2010 a prototype of the N87 appeared on Ebay which shows it running probably Symbian^3.[18] The listing was removed after some time by the seller.[19] Nokia would never release another high-end non-touchscreen device after the N86 8MP.


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  2. ^ UK Mobile Phone Blog: Nokia N86 8MP Camera Review
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  7. ^ "Nokia Nseries launch most advanced imaging device live at MWC". Nseries Innovation Newsdesk. Archived from the original on 24 March 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  8. ^ Engadget: Nokia N86 8MP features amazing active kickstand
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External links[edit]

Media related to Nokia N86 8MP at Wikimedia Commons