We were lucky to get some time with the Nokia N8 at IFA last week as we were treated to an exclusive look at its video capabilities when Dolby showcased the device's home entertainment capabilities. While we shot the demo below in 1080p HD, the audio doesn't do the sound justice, rendering the impressive Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround to a meagre stereo stream. You'll just have to take our word for it that the 720p HD output from the N8 packs a punch on a large screen.
As the video shows, the playback menus are straghtforward to use and it's simple to connect the Nokia to a home cinema system via the mini HDMI slot at the top of the device. This is one of the key features of this upcoming phone, which will come packaged with a mini to full HDMI cable when it launches in the UK on 1 October.
We expect to get some hands-on time with the N8 at Nokia World 2010, which takes place on 14 and 15 September, where we'll give some more detailed first impressions of the device prior to its launch.