Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 camera, exploding S3, Canvas 4
The second week of July has historically been witness to a wide range of device releases from many a manufacturer, including Samsung, LG, and Sony Ericsson. Also, former Nokia camera guru Damian Dinning talked about the 12MP shooter on their upcoming Nokia N8. Some light was shed on the circumstances of the infamous exploded Galaxy S III, while the Galaxy S II got updated to Android 4.0.4 ICS. Finally, this week last year saw yet more famous device launches, including one from a relatively unknown Indian manufacturer.
Back in 2008, the Samsung i8510 Primera surfaced sporting a 2.8-inch QVGA screen, 128MB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of storage, and an 8MP shooter. It boasted WiFi and GPS connectivity running on the latest Symbian 9.3 OS with S60 interface, and was. Times certainly have changed.
The Samsung i8510 Primera
A year later wein a few exclusive shots. Sporting a 12MP shooter with Schneider-Kreuznach optics, and rumored to shoot 720p@30fps videos. It was the first device rated to sport both 12MP stills and HD video. Ultimately, the Louvre turned out to be a concept that LG never brought to market.
LG GC990 Louvre live photos from the 2009 Korea Products Exhibition in Warsaw
At the same time Sony, then still partnered with Ericsson,their Xperia Rachael smartphone. The Rachael sported a 852 x 480px resolution screen, and with its 4-inch diagonal was one of the highest resolution displays on a mobile device.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Rachael
On release, thesported one of found on a smartphone, with tack-sharp details, ultra accurate colors, and perfected by the Finnish company.
A Nokia N8 camera sample from 2010
In our last edition of counterclockwise, we looked back at aflagship that . As it turned out, that improper use was what led to the incident, rather than faulty manufacturing. Meanwhile, Samsung’s previous flagship to Android 4.0.4 ICS almost exactly two years ago.
Finally, up-and-coming Indian manufacturerits immensely popular smartphone in its home market for $295. Meanwhile, its latest flagship with 41MP PureView camera, while rumors of an upcoming smartphone from Samsung surfaced with an .
Our shots from the Micromax Canvas 4 launch event