Images of a new entry-level Nokia Symbian smartphone have leaked online revealing the Finnish phone manufacturer’s continued plans for the flailing OS.
Having last week officially unveiled the MeeGo-sporting Nokia N9 and with the leak of the company’s first Windows Phone 7 device, Nokia looked set to enter a new, and improved, phase of its smartphone production with the newly leaked Nokia N5 sparking unease at the lingering Symbian plans.
Unlike the N9 and leaked Sea Ray WP7 handset both of which are aesthetically pleasing svelte devices, the snapped N5 boasts a chunky form factor with the standard array of a 3.2-inch touchscreen display and physical Symbian menu buttons. Running the new Symbian Anna update the N5 touts a refreshed user interface in an attempt to tackle the system’s poor user reception.
Featuring a 5-megapixel rear-mounted camera with LED flash, the Nokia N5 is claimed, by the person responsible for its leaking, to be set for sequels in the former of hardware improved Nokia N6 and N7 handsets.