The market is full of Android phones with new variations coming out each day. From mid-level to high end ones, to super-phones like the Galaxy S-II & HTC Sensation. Everywhere you see on the internet there is a buzz about Android and iPhone. The Samsung vs. Apple battle of lawsuits, the Galaxy S3 vs the iPhone 5 and so on.
There’s a feeling being created (by the press) that if there’s something it’s any one of these two and that’s all. World’s renowned tech blogs and technology publications are clearly ignoring that another group is really trying hard to be ‘the one’. An example of this is the Nokia’s leaked Windows Phone 7 product code named ‘sea ray’.
The Sea Ray is mighty similar to the N9 released a day ago, with almost similar hardware.
We can’t say much about it right now but let’s try to find out (assume) what the spec-sheet would look like if this Windows Phone 7 device is developed on the same lines as the N9.
|Nokia ‘Sea Ray’||Samsung GS2||HTC Sensation||iPhone 4||HTC 7 Mozart|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 1Ghz||Qualcomm, 1.2Ghz Dual Core||1.2Ghz Dual Core, Qualcomm||1Ghz Cortex A8||1Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon|
|Graphics Chip||PowerVR SGX530/Adreno 200||Mali-400MP||Adreno 220||PowerVR SGX535||Adreno 200|
|Internal Memory||16 – 64 GB||16-32GB||1GB, MicroSD card up-to 32GB||16-32GB||8GB|
|Screen||3.9 inches AMOLED, Gorilla Glass, Anti-Glare.||4.3 inches, Gorilla Glass||S-LCD, 4.3 inches||3.5 inches IPS, LED-Backlit, Scratch resistant||3.7 inches S-LCD, Gorilla Glass.|
|Camera||8MP, Carl Zeiss Lens, Auto Focus, LED Flash||8MP, Auto Focus, LED Flash||8MP, Auto Focus, Dual-LED Flash||5MP Auto Focus, LED FLash||8MP Auto Focus, Xenon Flash|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G||WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC (optional)||WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, 4G siblings||WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G||WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G|
|OS||Windows Phone 7.1 (Mango)||Android 2.3, Gingerbread.||Android 2.3, Gingerbread.||iOS 4 (soon iOS 5)||Windows Phone 7|
*specs are based on Nokia N9 & minimum requirements of the Windows Phone 7 OS. Nokia’s flagship models may use the SonyEricsson U8500 Dual Core SoC (system on chip).
Are these specs compelling? Considering the Nokia’s use of quite older generation of processors, this is definitely a good sign but to differentiate itself from others in the market it has to improve in this area.
Specs don’t matter much when it comes to user experience (as it is a software-hardware combination) and as it’s believed that Windows Phone 7 customers are the most satisfied ones with their OS – it is not hard to believe that these phones will deliver performance.
What Nokia needs to bring onto the table is its history of superb hardware design/construction, sleek attractive designs, more built-in features (which the Mango update will) and above all reasonable prices.
We will see some of this happening in the near future, until than enjoy the leaked photos & video of the prototype here J