Nokia announces 808 Pureview with 4″ display and whopping 41MP camera

Nokia have surprised everything at this years MWC. They have announcement a new phone called the PureView 808 that packs along with it a 4″ display, using Symbian Belle OS, the phone has a screen resolution of 360 x 640. A 1GHz single core CPU and 512MB of ram with 16GB built in memory.

The big feature of this phone is obviously the massive 41MP camera. This is the newest lens by Nokia using Carl Zeiss optics and it using the magic condensing five pixels into one pixel, this also allows for smaller file sizes. The device can also record in full 1080p video and take snap shots at 34MP with a 16:9 ratio.

The device is schedualed to be released in May with a price of €450.

There are some drawbacks for a device like this, to mention a few, the lack of a high res display, it’s not a Windows phone os device which is something of a puzzle. There is no doubt that this device is for those that love taking pictures and would love to have a high quality camera with them at all times. If you are the type of person that would be interested in this kind of device. Check out the press release below for more information.


[expand Nokia Press Release]Nokia 808 PureView ushers in a revolution in smartphone imaging

Nokia sets a new industry standard with the first in a range of high end experiences based on exclusive Nokia PureView imaging technologies.

Barcelona, Spain – Nokia today ushered in a new era in high-end smartphone imaging with the Nokia 808 PureView. This is the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, bringing together high resolution sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support new high-end imaging experiences for future Nokia products.

The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable. At high-resolution (38 megapixel maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. With superior low-light performance and the ability to save in compact file sizes for sharing in email, MMS, and on social networks, the Nokia 808 PureView makes it possible for anyone to capture professional looking images in any conditions.

In addition to superior still imaging technology, the Nokia 808 PureView, also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world’s first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also features exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.

“Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “People will inevitably focus on the 41 megapixel sensor, but the real quantum leap is how the pixels are used to deliver breath-taking image quality at any resolution and the freedom it provides to choose the story you want to tell.”[/expand]

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