Mind blowing 41 megapixel Nokia 808 PureView Announced
Holy heck on a stick on a brick at the end of the bridge, Nokia have just blown our minds again with the announcement of a mind numbing 41 megapixel (with Carl Zeiss Lens) Nokia phone. Called the Nokia 808 PureView, this Symbian powered phone has just blown away all competitors with their camera, although sadly that will be the only reason to get this phone (Symbian is dying as well). The 41 megapixel sensor allows you to take pictures in 5, 8, and 36 megapixel format and frankly that’s still quite astonishing for the higher resolution phone camera ever made. And if any indications are to be made from pictures taken on the phone, then it’s that this camera is NO gimmick. Well built as well (Nokia quality is unmatched), this cameraphone will certainly be a great device to try out (even if you might never need pictures with that high a resolution).
As for pricing, this 800 PureView is expected to be available in May for 405 Euros (roughly AUD $505) which is still a tad high for a Symbian (or better known now as Nokia Belle) powered smartphone (if it can be called that), but we think the Camera takes most of the price there. So those of you looking for a great camera phone with a good OS will have to wait till Nokia pulls this bad boy in and onto a Windows Phone device (yes it will happen with Windows Phone 8).
Other features include a 1.3 GHz processor, 4-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 512 MB RAM, 32 GB storage, 1080p video recording capabilities (which we expect great things from as well), and a 1,400 mAh battery of course. We’ll try and get a review unit if we can, but until then keep up to date with Nokia announcements on Techin5! To see pictures from the 808 PureView, click here.