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Nokia has introduced its first Symbian 3 smartphone, the N8. The handset's headline feature: a 12Mp camera that the Finnish phone giant claimed can "rival dedicated point and shoot cameras".

Nokia N8

Nokia's N8: compact camera-beating snapper?

Key to that claim are Carl Zeiss optics, a xenon flash and a "substantially" larger sensor than most cameraphones sport - though it didn't specify how large the sensor actually is. The proof of Nokia's claim will come - or not - when the N8 is independently tested.

The N8 also boasts a 3.5in, 360 x 640 touchscreen, 16GB of storage, 720p HD video recording and all the media playback, social networking and satellite navigation features you'd expect a top-of-the-range smartphone to offer.

Nokia N8

Runs Symbian 3

Symbian 3 adds a raft of iPhone-style multi-touch controls, including pinch to zoom. It also presents three home screens full of apps and widgets. Nokia said the OS also features improved 2D and 3D graphics for a faster and more responsive UI, greater memory management and a visual task manager.

The N8 will go on sale in Q3 for €370 (£321) before VAT and network subsidies. ®

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