Nokia N950

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The N950 is the second Maemo / Harmattan device which can be used as a phone. It is a development platform for the Nokia N9.

It is only available to developers, and not as a consumer product. It shares much hardware with the N9, with the notable differences that the display is TFT, not OLED, and there is a hardware keyboard.

Photo of N950 with open keyboard. From http://twitpic.com/5enaym
Nokia N950


Contents

[edit] Hardware

[edit] N9/950 differences

Feature N950 N9
Size Larger, Aluminium case.

124 x 60 x 14 mm

Smaller, Polycarbonate one-part case.

116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm

Input devices Slide-out keyboard Touchscreen only
Display (854*480) 4" TFT, AU Optronics, (864x480 limited by software to 854x480) 3.9" AMOLED, Samsung or LG
Camera 12MP (Toshiba HES7 Series) 8MP Carl Zeiss
Front Camera (identical) Top right Bottom Right
Bluetooth 2.1+EDR 2.1+EDR
NFC No Yes
Compass and Accelerometer Less Sensitive More Sensitive
Battery 1200mAh, 1320mAh or 1400mAh 1450mAh


Due to the use of different display technologies, on the N9, developers should avoid one pixel width fonts(?) and graphical objects with lines one pixel wide. Also avoid the extensive use of bright colors, especially white, when developing for OLED displays as this increases the power consumption (typical for OLED displays). See this page on common OLED pixel arrangements for more info

[edit] Display

N950 has 4" (480 x 864, limited by software to 480x854) TFT display created by AU Optronics. More data:

Model H397VN01
Size 3.97"
Display Type Transmissive
Resolution (pixel) 480 R.G.B x 864
Active Area (mm) 88.128 x 48.96
Pixel Pitch (mm) 0.120
Viewing Angle (U/D/L/R)(CR>10) 80 / 80 / 80 / 80
Number of Colors 16.7M
Brightness (cd / m²) 400
Contrast Ratio 800 : 1
Interface MIPI DSI


[edit] Features

[edit] Accelerometer

[edit] Compass

[edit] Battery

N950 has BL-4D (1200mAh) or BV-4D (1320 or 1400 mAh) battery.

[edit] Front Camera

The N950 has a front-facing camera in the top right corner (portrait mode) of the display.

[edit] Main camera

Still camera functionality
Feature Capability
Capture Resolutions 12MP (reduced by Camera application to 8MP)
Flash dual LED
Lens non-Zeiss f/2.2, 2.8mm focal length, 10cm to inf. focus
Physical Features Resolution 4016 x 3016 px still, 1280 x 720 px 30fps video
Sensor CMOS
Zoom 4x digital

[edit] Video Camera

[edit] Connectivity

Connectivity functionality
Feature Capability
Bluetooth Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR
GSM Quad-band EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA penta-band WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
GPS A-GPS, GPS receiver, Network Positioning
Micro USB (USB host mode in development) USB 2.0, USB Mass Storage, USB Charging
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (with flaws) :WEP, WPA, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), UPnP, DLNA Certification

[edit] Memory

Memory specification
System memory 1GB true RAM

[edit] Software

The OS is maemo-6, codenamed Meego-Harmattan. The core OS still is maemo based and unrelated to http://www.meego.com/ though APIs and the UX are in some cases similar to meego_proper.

Nokia seems to refer to this device as N9-devkit: https://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/MeeGo/#article2 http://www.engadget.com/photos/nokia-n950-press-shots/#4243171

Based on https://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_specifications/N9/ and http://www.developer.nokia.com/dp?uri=http://sw.nokia.com/id/3744886f-69c1-4544-8ad3-72b352b4a832/Nokia_N950_OneClickFlashers_Release_Notes

[edit] More

http://wiki.maemo.org/Category:Harmattan