MeeGo Nokia N950 Specs -Aluminium Body, 12MP, 4″ TFT, Slide QWERTY for developers

| June 21, 2011 | 51 Replies

So today we heard about the Nokia N9, what about the Nokia N950? The N950 is the handset for developers, with limited availability. It is not a commercial device and comes without warranty.

N950 Specs (N9 specs)

  • Same ‘hardware components’ twitter says n9 was ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1GHz, PowerVR SGX530 with 1GB RAM
  • 4″ TFT 854X480 (N9, 3.9″ AMOLED, same resolution)
  • Supports 8MP (N9 already 8MP, perhaps N950 12MP like in teaser? both of similar quality apparently)
  • Physical QWERTY with slide tilt screen (N9 unibody)
  • Aluminium (N9 Polycarbonate)
  • BT2.1+EDR (BT 4.0)
  • No NFC (NFC)
  • (More sensitive compass and ALS)
  • 1320mAh battery (1450mAh battery << score. Be gone 1200mAh in large touch screen smartphones)

Release notes here

These release notes is provided to give users and developers information

on certain differences between N950, including its device software, and

N9, equally including its device software.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness

of the notes, we cannot guarantee that we have succeeded in our task and

thus, these release notes are provided “as is” and without any warranty

of any kind.

Further, as N950, including its device software, is not a commercial

device, the quality and/feature set of N950 is of beta quality and comes

without any warranty or support whatsoever.

Finally, when we in these release notes make statements as to the features

of N9 (e.g. describing differences between N950 and N9), it is not a

representation that the commercial version of N9 will actually include

such features.

© 2011 Nokia Corporation. All rights reserved.

Nokia N950 phone hardware specification


Nokia N950 phone uses same hardware components as the Nokia N9 phone

with the following exceptions:

* N950 is physically larger and is made out of aluminum, whereas N9 has

a polycarbonate unibody.

* N950 has a physical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The N9 is a touchscreen

-only device.

* N950 has a 4” TFT LCD display whereas N9 has 3.9” AMOLED display.

Display resolution is same on both devices (854×480). Due to the use

of different display technologies, developers should avoid one pixel

with 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).

* N950 has a different physical camera module than N9. Both camera

modules have very similar image quality (Carl Zeiss branding in N9)

and both modules support 8Mpix image mode. << 12MP for N950 – how else could it support 8MP (other than just being 8MP)

* In the N950 the front facing camera is in top right corner and on N9

it is in the bottom right corner. The actual camera module is same.

* N950 supports Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR, whereas N9 supports

version 4.0

* N950 does not have support for NFC

* N9 has slightly more sensitive magnetometer and ALS

* N950 has 1320mAh battery, the N9 has 1450mAh battery

Nokia N950 device software Beta notes



* The Nokia N950 phone software is in beta stage and does not represent

the final quality or feature set which will be available when Nokia N9

is commercially available.

* If the device becomes unresponsive you can to perform a hardware reset.

Press the power key on top of the device and keep it pressed down for

8 or more seconds

* Certain types of use may drain the battery faster than normal.

* Across the UI there are still logical ID’s shown in some languages,

icons may not be finalized and animations with opening windows are


* Over-the-Air updates may not be available for the next software version.

* Gallery application may sometimes display ‘no items’

* Help (Info buttons) is disabled from this release

* There are many applications and services which are not available in

this beta release.

* Performance of all use cases has not been optimized yet

* Echo may be heard during some voice calls. This can be eliminated

by turning speakerphone on and off during the call.

* Chinese input method is not supported in this Beta release


* The device may not always see all available WLAN’s (refresh)

* WLAN data transfer may stall off and on with WPA2/AES encryption.

* Bluetooth may not work when Device is connected to WAPI AP.

* The browser is unstable, has known rendering issues with sites.

The look and feel of the browser is not finalized yet.

* Using SB and transferring large amounts of data slows down device

and may long before content shows up in e.g. music player or video



* USB needs to be in SDK (from Settings->Accessories->USB) before

connecting to SDK via USB (or use Always ask mode and then selecting

SDK mode when connecting with USB)

Cheers Deaconclgi for the tip.


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