Nokia announces 808 PureView – 41-megapixel camera on board


No, that number above is not a typo. Nokia’s newest phone, the 808 Pureview has a 41-megapixel camera in the back. 41-megapixels. Talk about making a splash at MWC. Billed as an imaging flagship phone, the 808 PureView runs on Nokia’s Symbian Belle OS powered by a single core 1.3GHz processor and comes with a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 360 x 640 ( nHD). The camera powering this imaging beast is a Carl Zeiss deal that can achieve a 41-megapixel resolution when taking stills. Nokia achieves this particular brand of image wizardry through the use of oversampling, which tech website The Verge describes as “taking seven pixels’ information to fill one pixel in the image, resulting in significantly smaller images as a result.”

While the imaging sensor on this particular device is beyond compare, we’re not quite as excited with the OS of choice – in this case it’s Symbian Belle instead of Windows Phone like their other recent smartphones. Vlad Savov from The Verge managed to nab some face time with the device and has said that “You can notice lag in basic UI navigation and scrolling, which immediately hampers the user experience.” We’ll have to check out the device ourselves if ever it decides to take the hop to our shores. The 808 PureView will retail for about 450 Euros (around Php 26,000) and will hit markets come May.

Source: The Verge