March 6, 2012 by Abhay
Yes, you heard it right!
Nokia unveiled the Symbian Belle-powered smartphone, NOKIA 808 Pureview, on 27 February 2012 at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona.
It features a fabulous 41 MP primary camera (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels) with Carl Zeiss optics. It also features a 1.3 GHz ARM11 CPU, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Dolby Surround sound and HDMI port. This was undoubtedly the most talked about handset at the event, however, many were disappointed by the fact that this innovative technology was implemented on a dying mobile OS.
Executive Vice President of Nokia Smart Devices said,
“Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use. 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.”
According to Nokia’s developer site, the phone is expected a global release by May 2012, except North America.
Pureview Pro Imaging Technology
According to Nokia imaging experts,
The Nokia PureView Pro imaging technology is the combination of a large, super high resolution 41Mpix with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. The large sensor enables pixel oversampling, i.e. the combination of many pixels into
one perfect pixel. PureView imaging technology is the result of many years of research and development and the tangible fruits of this work are amazing image quality, lossless zoom, and superior low light performance.
The PureView technology was presented by the Finland-based company in Barcelona. The next step would be to integrate this amazing technology on the upcoming Nokia smartphones running on the Windows Phone 8 OS, code named Apollo.
Have a look at the Hand’s-On video by Nokia :
Do you think this camera-smartphone will replace the compact digital camera’s?
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