Nokia 808 PureView Announced As The Monster 41-Megapixel Camera Mammoth Smartphone
With the cutting edge of technology, Nokia is well considered to be producers of mobile phones. Symbian OS was once the most wanted platform for serveral smartphone manufacturers. After Apple and Android came into the seen, Nokia dropped its value, but not that much as you think. Nokia introduced N8 with a 12-Megapixel camera, the first smartphone that no other have built. The Finnish company were at the forefront of the smartphone boom and were once the world’s largest vendors of smartphones, an accolade which seems a million miles away now. As said, Nokia smartphones were historically shipped with the Symbian operating system, and with the emergence of Apple’s iOS and the Google Android operating systems. Well needed a partner within Nokia if they were to even attempt to get back to former glories.
Microsoft has put its hands on the Nokia and the change came just over twelve months ago with the announcement of a partnership, meaning that going fowrard, Nokia smartphones would only adopt the Windows Phone platform in the hope of Microsoft’s software and Nokia hardware to apparently become rival Apple and Google. But Nokia recently took a baby step on the road to recovery after it was announced recently that were the largest vendors of Windows Phone handsets in Q4 of 2011.
Today we are getting the news that Nokia are once again in the smartphone business with the confirmation that they are about to luanch a new device, the Nokia 808 PureView, which will be integrated with a powerful 41-megapixel camera which is built upon the company’s pixel oversampling technology.
The PureView 808 will take over from the Nokia N8 smartphone and will be running the Symbian operating system, not confirmed, and expected by the experts are predicting that this could be the last release from Nokia which is built upon the soon to be faded-out OS, with the company shipping Windows Phone devices.
If the above said becomes true, then there’s a way to go with a camera capable of talking 41-megapixel photographs and brings Sattelite imaging to a smartphone soon.
The Nokia’s PureView smartphone has been unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Conference which is taking place in Barcelona and however showcased on a Symbian powered device, Nokia have confirmed that it does plan to bring the exact new technology to the new range of phones which will indeed run Windows Phone OS.
Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President of smart devices at Nokia has stated:
“We’ve been working on this technology for some time, with the intention to mature and commercialise it to take it across our portfolio. We wanted to make the Pureview 808 recognisable as the best smartphone camera device in the world, and our design team have done a great job accomplishing that.”
The new technology which will be featured in the PureView smartphone will not only give users the ability to capture images at 41 megapixels, also works on video, so you can shoot a full HD video at 30fps and 4x zoom. Nokia has made some untouched images taken with the camera available online so you can get a feel for the quality.
The new PureView 808 Nokia’s high end smartphone with a woofing 41MP camera allows you to zoom, reframe and crop the images, post shooting, which allows across to previously unseen levels of details, according to Nokia statement:
“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 offering a decent lens and large image sensor, the camera also has a few other notable features. It can capture photos quickly, has a Xenon flash as well as an LED video light for shooting in dark places, and offers integration with services such as GetMe Rated and Vimeo too.
What Nokia claims though, the phone can capture audio at CD-like quality, and the handset is also the first smartphone with built-in Dolby Headphone technology, so you can clearly hear or listen to tunes in Dolby surround sound using any set of stereo headphones.
The PureView with full 1080P video playback, lossless zoom and higher quality rich recording is definitely here to make a statement and will appeal to photography and media fans who appreciate something that is a little bit different. Nokia Smartphone should be available sometime in May of this year with price details yet to be announced though.
Updated: The Nokia Belle phone has a 4-inch screen with a 640 x 360 resolution, a 1.3Ghz single-core processor, and 512Mb of RAM. The handset comes with 16GB of storage space, but supports microSD expansion up to 32GB.
The Nokia 808 PureView is expected to roll out in May for around US$605. Via Nokia