Nokia has announced a new camera, sorry a new smartphone called the Nokia 808 PureView. 808 PureView is a Nokia Belle OS powered phone with a 1.3 GHz processor and sporting a 41 megapixel camera, yes that’s right 41 MP sensor. This handset showed up on the Indiatimes site for Rs. 29,999 with availability in a weeks time, but now Nokia has asked the site to remove the price tag and listing stating that it is a dummy price, so lower down your excitement.

Wow I wonder if the 808 PureView is a camera with a phone or is it a phone with a camera. 41 MP camera is no doubt impressive. Images can be clicked in 38 MP resolutions (creative shooting mode) and then zoomed in, cropped and a particular area is saved (picture within picture).

The other option is using oversampling technology coupled with Carl Zeiss lens and the high density sensor. Images will be shot in 5 MP or 8 MP resolutions and then using oversampling technology 7 pixels will be combined into 1 pure pixel. This will eliminate the visual noise usually found on mobile cameras. So users can shoot high detail images in 5 to 8 MP resolution and can zoom 3X time with zero loss in quality.

Nokia 808 PureView smartphone
Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView features / Specifications

Processor and OS: Powered by a 1.3 GHz the handset runs on the Nokia Belle OS. The handset comes with dedicated graphics processor with open GL 2.0 making it possible to run graphic extensive applications.

Design, Connectivity and Display: The Nokia 808 weighs 169 grams with a 13.9 mm thickness. It supports 3G (Up to 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Up to 5.76 Mbps), Wi-Fi, HDMI, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm connector with TV-out. The full touchscreen capacitive display comes with ClearBlack AMOLED screen supporting 640 by 360 pixel resolution.

Camera: As mentioned above a 41 MP resolution with HD recording (1080p @ 30fps).

Nokia 808 PureView with 41 MP camera
Nokia 808 PureView with 41 MP camera

Other features: (Accelerometer, proximity and digital compass sensors), Pre-loaded apps (Facebook, Twitter), Built in GPS, 16 GB internal storage that is expandable to 48 GB.

Nokia 808 PureView Price In India is Unknown, Probably will be over Rs. 30K.

Nokia 808 PureView lens and sensor specifications

  • Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Focal length: 8.02mm
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 26mm, 16:9 | 28mm, 4:3
  • F-number: f/2.4
  • Focus range: 15cm – Infinity (throughout the zoom range)
  • Construction:
    5 elements, 1 group.All lens surfaces are aspherical
    One high-index, low-dispersion glass mould lens
    Mechanical shutter with neutral density filter
  • Optical format: 1/1.2”
  • Total number of pixels: 7728 x 5368
  • Pixel Size: 1.4 microns

By Rajeev Rana

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