An Esato forum member got Nokia representative to tell him a little secret – Nokia N96 will get a Xenon flash. Here’s his/her full post:
Ok, this isn’t official news, but it’s as official as I can get
Our Nokia rep, who thinks we’re great told me something intriguing today.
He’s said the N96 hasn’t been given the complete green light yet (I’m guessing Nokia wanted to get something that resembles the real thing out in time for MWC).
And the delays are due to them adding (at the last minute) a Xenon flash, ala N82! Finally, an all in one phone with almost nothing (bar BlackBerry) missing!
From what I can tell of the marketing stuff he left for the N82, Xenon flashes seem to be Nokia’s next big push from now on, which is fine by me. 🙂
When you think about it, it makes sense that Nokia wants to make the N96 the real flagship all-in-one device. Why would the N82 make better photos than the company’s flagship device? Market segmentation? Ok, that makes sense, but still if we can’t get a better battery, put a Xenon flash inside Nokia. Will “please” help? 😉
UPDATE: It seems we have a first shot of the N96 with Xenon flash. Check it out after the break.