Nokia, the Finnish giant has had a pretty rough decade. Nokia is about to release a new range of Windows Phone powered smartphone’s in an attempt to regain the dominance it had in the smartphone industry. Symbian, the OS which has till now powered most of the Nokia’s smartphone is about to bid adieu and there may be only a few devices which will now be launched with it. However Nokia has announced a new Symbian powered smartphone named Pureview 808 which has an astounding 41 megapixel camera.
Pureview 808 will continue from where Nokia N8 had left, bringing super camera ability to a smartphone. With 41 megapixel camera this device is about to bring satellite imaging to a phone. Nokia has built this device to claim the title of the best camera phone in the world and has also assured that the advanced imaging technology would transverse later to the Windows Phone devices.Hence we can expect some super cameraphone powered by Windows Phone by 2012 end.
Jo Harlow, Executive Vice President of smart devices at Nokia :
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 camera that Nokia PureView 808 sports is in a league of its own.With 1080P video playback, lossless zoom and higher quality rich recording this device will surely make its mark for Nokia.
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.
Technical Specification’s of Nokia 808 Pureview :
Processor & OS :
The Nokia 808 Pureview is powered by 1.3 GHz ARM 11 processor and runs on Symbian Belle OS. Although it is powered by Symbian which is soon to be left by Nokia all other specification do make this device very tempting.
Touch screen, Display resolution, size and PPI :
The device comes with 4.0 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with 360 x 640 pixels resolution which turns out to be about 184 ppi pixel density. The AMOLED touchscreens may not be comparable to that of Super AMOLED’s of Samsung but anyways they don’t have that much megapixels in their camera.
The Pureview display is protected by Corning Gorilla glass and has Nokia ClearBlack technology.
Camera (front and Rear) :
Now this is a total showstopper. Nokia 808 Pureview has 41 MP (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash camera. This is by far the best camera any smartphone has ever had and it even leads miles ahead of others. The video recording is done at 1080p@30fps, loseless digital zoom, LED light.
RAM, Inbuilt Storage and Expandable Memory :
Nokia 808 Pureview has 512 MB RAM with 16 GB internal memory and a microSD slot supporting further 32 GB. This device needs huge memory in magnitude as the images produced by the camera surely would need some space.
It has Accelerometer, proximity and compass.
As far as connectivity is concerned the Nokia 808 Pureview supports HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology and also the much coveted NFC ability.
Battery, Dimension and Case :
Nokia 808 Pureview is powered by Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh (BV-4D). The dimensions are 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm and weighs just 169 g. The device is available in Black, White and Red variety and looks very much similar to Nokia 5800.
Pricing and Availability :
Nokia 808 PureView is expected to be launched by May 2012 priced around €450 which turns out to be around $ 580.
With new phones being launched at Mobile World Congress 2012 at Barcelona, Spain all smartphone manufactures are announcing newer and better devices each day. Nokia 808 PureView sure has impressive specifications and is surely a well powered Symbian phone but its still a Symbian phone. The device brings the best in imaging technology but other specifications are not the greatest and can lead to a lower than expected market performance.
Also Nokia has somewhat hinted that such Camera would also be later available in Windows Phone devices and hence we suggest to wait for it. Nokia 808 Pureview has everything in its favor except that its Symbian and could use some more muscle on the hardware side. Other than that its a marvelous piece of technology.
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