Update: More specs revealed on the 808 PureView. The smartphone will still use the company’s Symbian Belle OS which is will run using a 1.3GHz single-core processor with 512MB RAM. It will also have 16GBs of storage. According to T3 UK, the 808 PureView will retail for GBP464.98 or around PhP31,433 when (or if) it arrives on our local shores.
According to many, the current king of camera smartphones is still the Apple iPhone 4S. However, if Nokia had its way, the Apple smartphone needs to watch its back as the Finnish company has announced the 808 PureView smartphone with a, wait for it…41MP camera sensor during this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. You read that right, there is no missing decimal point, the Nokia 808 PureView has a FORTY-ONE megapixel sensor.
Along with the camera sensor, Nokia has included exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia’s PureView Image technologies. While the sensor itself is rated at 41MP, Nokia has capped the maximum resolution at 38MP. At standard images sizes (2/3, 5, and 8MP), Nokia employs over sampling technology that allows for sharp images even when digitally zoomed.
The Nokia 808 PureView is also able to capture full 1080p videos with “4x lossless zoom” as well as CD-like quality audio recording with Nokia Rich Recording. Consuming is also a delight with the addition of Dolby Headphone technology in the 808 PureView smartphone.
It is still unknown whether the 808 PureView smartphone will be available locally as well as the price.
Nokia today ushered in a new era in high-end smartphone imaging with the Nokia 808 PureView. This is the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, bringing together high resolution sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support new high-end imaging experiences for future Nokia products.
The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable. At high-resolution (38 megapixel maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. 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 superior still imaging technology, the Nokia 808 PureView, also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world’s first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also features exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.
“Nokia PureView imaging technology sets a new industry standard by whatever measure you use,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “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.”