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Nokia E71 Getting 5MP Camera Upgrade

Gordon Kelly


Nokia E71 Getting 5MP Camera Upgrade

We voted it the best smartphone of 2008, but is the E71 about to get even better?


Showing it is ready for a 2009 spit and polish the E71 will apparently be relaunching under the tweaked 'E71i' name (a route taken by its predecessor the E61) with the key alteration said to be the addition of a top notch five megapixel camera. At this stage it isn't known if there will be a flash.

Of course, given its target market, more megapixels probably isn't the first area many would look to bolster the E71 but it does look good on the marketing especially with a newer (and possibly more pertinent) version of the Symbian (S60 FP2) also installed. Superficially an additional mocha brown finish is in the works as well.

Personally, I'd like to see something more pressing like a little more native memory but given the E71 - for our money - remains the best Qwerty fitted smartphone currently on the market (yes, including all BlackBerrys) I'll not moan too much.

Surprisingly, we hear the E71i won't appear until September at the earliest by which time an E81 would seem likely but it never hurts to refine a thoroughbred...


via Electronista


May 6, 2009, 6:59 am

Hi there,

Any news on whether this camera upgrade is/will be applicable to the the E75 as well? Thank you!


May 6, 2009, 7:19 am

Not that I know of Joseph


May 6, 2009, 2:36 pm

Perhaps they will put a 3.5mm headphone jack on it this time too!


May 6, 2009, 4:19 pm

Will it have a redesigned keyboard as E63's?

Simon 12

May 6, 2009, 9:03 pm

Any other upgrades? I'd like some more stability to the software. I love my E71 but it does crash without notice so I can't receive or make calls which I don't realise until I try to make a call. Anyone else have htis problem?


May 6, 2009, 10:54 pm

well, if you think that this phone has it all...check THIS out. Finally a phone to trump the iPhone? LOL



May 20, 2009, 8:26 pm

This is a pointles upgrade unless they will do more changes in the same release.

3.2MP is perfectly great for a phone camera + what is needed for better pictures is to improve the quality of lens and sensor. Simple as that. 5MP sensor with bad light going into it will NOT make a better picture.

The 3.5mm jack should be a priority issue in this phone. And improving its audio clarity on music playback as well as the video playback capabilities eg put in a hardare decoder like on N95.

But if all they will do is throw more megapixels in, then this is simply a cynical excercise designed to let them raise the market price back up on a phone that will be getting long in the tooth by 3-4 months from now.

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