Nokia N8-00 12MP smartphone breaks cover

Remember the tipped Nokia N8-00 flagship smartphone expected to launch this summer?  Well, how about some supposedly live photos of the device itself; according to IT168 – who refer to it as the N98 – you're looking at the phone's 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen, 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and HDMI output.

The N8-00 is expected to run Symbian ^3, and judging by the photos is a touchscreen-only device with no slide-out QWERTY keyboard as we've seen on other recent Nokia smartphones.  It also has a front-facing video camera and proximity sensor, as well as an ambient light sensor that's presumably used for adjusting backlighting.

The display – which IT168 say could actually be 4-inches, not 3.5 – is believed to run at WVGA resolution.  There's also a Xenon flash.  It's an interesting device, but we've been burnt by Nokia – we're thinking of the N97 – before; we'll be waiting until the summer and our first hands-on before we pass judgement.

[via Unwired View]