Leaked Nokia Lumia 800 Firmware Hints At Improved Battery Life And New Camera Modes


02.03.2012

Leaked Nokia Lumia 800 Firmware Hints At Improved Battery Life And New Camera Modes

Nokia has quickly become the biggest Windows Phone 7 vendor, however, this doesn’t mean that the Lumia smartphone haven’t had their share of problems. One of the most affected devices was the Nokia Lumia 800 as many owners have reported serious battery life problems. The Finland-based company has already pushed two software updates for the Lumia 800, but the battery life hasn’t been greatly improved.

Well, the guys over at the XDA-Developers have got their hands on a new build for the Nokia Lumia 800. The number stands at 1600.2487.8107.12070 and it was developed by Vodafone New Zealand, however, the “hackers” said that the build will work on other carriers, and on unlocked smartphones as well.

The people who installed the firmware have reported huge improvements on battery life as they can get through a day of work now. Besides battery life improvements, the devs have also noticed several new features added to the camera applications including panorama and self timer.

Nokia already offers a Panorama applications so it remains to be seen how it’s going to be integrated. If the self timer feature doesn’t need any introductions, then the other two are pretty interesting as well: smart group shot, and action. There are no details about when the firmware update will become available for download, but it may be released by the end of March if things go according to plan.

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a single-core 1.4GHz processor, built-in 16GB memory, 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 1,450mAh battery, 3.7-inch ClearBlack AMOLED 800 x 480 touchscreen, 8-megapixel camera with 720p video recording, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, WiFi, and a digital compass among others.

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