FCC teases with Nokia 5800i XM - better camera, but no Wi-Fi?

31 July, 2009

The US FCC website leaked a new version of the popular Nokia 5800. It's called 5800i, but contrary to what the name suggests, it's not a pure upgrade over the regular 5800 XpressMusic. There are no detailed specs yet, but as evident from the photos and the concluded tests, there are at least two differences.

Just by looking at the shots of the Nokia 5800i XpressMusic, there don't seem to be any visual clues to what is different. A closer look at the 3 megapixel camera specs written on the back reveal a longer focus distance - 4.6mm as opposed to 3.7mm in the original model.

Now that may mean one of two things - either the camera has a more narrower field of view (it's more zoomed-in in layman's terms) or there's a larger sensor hiding behind the Carl Zeiss optics there. The first suggestion doesn't make any sense for a cameraphone, so the right answer is probably B). The Nokia 5800i XM has a bigger sensor and that's here to fix one of the major disadvantages of the original - the poor camera results.

Nokia 5800i XpressMusic Nokia 5800i XpressMusic
Nokia 5800i XpressMusic

However for some reason, Wi-Fi has been left out of the new 5800i equation. Quite strangely, as we're not really sure whether users would prefer better image quality over Wi-Fi.

The Nokia 5800i XpressMusic, of course, is probably far from its official announcement so we'd just have to wait a little bit longer to get all the juicy details. In the end things might take a turn for the better.


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  • Loyancenant

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  • Anonymous

this is for china...i see

  • George K

Clearly this model is for the Chinese market and thats why it doesnt include WiFi. It can be seen from the text input and menus from the manual: https://gullfoss2.fcc.gov/prod/oet/forms/blobs/retrieve.cgi?attachment_id=1146814&native_or_pdf=pdf ...

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