Today at the Mobile World Congress 2012, Nokia unveiled the all new Nokia N808 PureView, a Symbian Belle smartphone with a 41 megapixel camera sensor. Yes, that’s correct 41Mpix; this is not a mistake!
Nokia has not (yet!) abandoned Symbian, and proves it by announcing a new smartphone equipped with the latest OS version. And it may be talked about, particularly because of its photo sensor no less than 41 megapixels.
The main advantage of this great Nokia N808 PureView smartphone (12.4 x 6 x 1.4 cm) is its 8 megapixel sensor and its Carl Zeiss lens (with 3x digital zoom for photos). A sensor that can take pictures up to 41 megapixels (7728 x 5368 pixels) by interpolation.
The complete specifications of the 41 Megapixels Nokia N808 PureView smartphone have not yet been announced. It is unclear what type of processor will the smartphone have. So far we know that a plus is the 16GB of internal memory, expandable with a microSD / SDHC up to 32GB.
With Carl Zeiss optics and PureView technology, the Nokia PureView N808 is intended to bring the best experience in terms of taking photos with your mobile phone. We think that the 41 megapixels camera on the back is more than enough to take highly detailed pictures; the camera can take photos in resolutions of maximum 34 MP in 16:9 and 38 MP in 4/3.
The Nokia 808 PureView also films in Full HD according to the manufacturer, in excellent video quality but also rich HD audio. The Rich Recording Technology from Nokia would compare to the quality of an audio CD. A Dolby certified intra-aural hands-free is also included with the Nokia 808 PureView.
The 41 megapixels sensor might seem a bit too much on a smartphone and you may wonder about the actual purpose of the thing. Nokia says that it is intended more to offer the possibility to zoom in without losing any quality rather than proposing a huge shot in HD.
The Nokia 808 PureView also promises a comfortable size to use, all thanks to its large screen diagonal of 10.1 cm (4 inches) AMOLED display with a fairly ordinary resolution of 640 x 360 pixels, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, HDMI, USB 2.0, WiFi, DLNA or TV. Nokia claims that the standby time is 465 hours or 11 hours of talk time.
Running Nokia’s Symbian Belle, this smartphone will offer everything you need for everyday use (e-mail client, Internet browser, etc). The Nokia N808 PureView will be offered for sale at a price of 599 euros from May.