Okay, so here’s what happened. Every other mobile manufacturer was taking over Nokia in one or the other way, some even tried to take down Nokia’s camera prowess. But, Nokia has fired back and I don’t think anyone is going to talk for a long time. At the Mobile World Congress 2012, Nokia announced the true successor to the N8, the Nokia 808 PureView. The most astonishing, wild, crazy and eye opening feature of this phone is the 41 megapixel sensor. Yes, you heard that right! A FORTY ONE MEGAPIXEL CAMERA.
Nokia 808 PureView Features and Specifications
Before I start talking about that mother of all cameras camera, let me tell you more about the phone, the operating system it runs and the other features that we’ve come to know. So, the Nokia 808 PureView has a 1.3 GHz single core CPU and 512 MB of RAM, which isn’t a lot of power in the current world of dual core and quad core phones. The phone runs on the Symbian Belle operating system, which even though has been getting a lot of updates, isn’t the best one around. That’s the reason, why Nokia hasn’t put a powerful processor on the phone. It has 16 GB of internal storage, NFC capabilities and all the regular tech that you find in most smartphones these days.
The 808 Pureview has a 4 inch nHD display, which again, isn’t the best around. With a resolution of 360 x 640, you must be wondering how well the photos and videos taken by that huge camera is shown on the display. Well, it works out okay because once the images are transferred to a computer it will blow you away. We also have embedded a hands on video from The Verge, and you can clearly see that the user interface isn’t very good. Thus, the only thing that’s out of the world about the device is the 41 Megapixel camera, the image clarity, the lens technology and what not.
The Nokia 808 PureView : 41 Megapixel Camera
Let’s talk about the 41 megapixel beast of a camera that is huge and adds a noticeable bump to the phone. It has 41 million pixels, but doesn’t shoot at 41 million pixels, because that would mean 1 image = 100 MB. What the intelligent camera does is, it takes 7 pixels and converts it in to 1 to give amazing quality and zero noise even when zoomed. The lens was developed by Carl Zeiss as always and is the best phone on a camera and will probably remain one for years to come. It shoots full HD 1080p videos at quality that you’ve never seen on a mobile device. You can even zoom a full HD video up to 4 times without losing any quality whatsoever.
You can also shoot photos and videos at 2 megapixel, 5 megapixel, 8 megapixel all the way up to 38 megapixels for the best quality. Okay, enough talking about the amazing camera then. Let us now talk about the Dolby Surround tech and Nokia Rich recording technology available in this phone. The Nokia 808 PureView also features Nokia Rich Recording, which lets you record CD quality audio without the use of external microphones. There’s also the Dolby Headphone technology and Dolby Digital Plus, both of which provide true surround sound when using headphones (read: any good headphone) and during playback on the device.
Finally, the Nokia 808 PureView is expected to launch in the Month of May starting in the United Kingdom in Red, Black and White. As for the price, it is said to be €450, which isn’t a lot! People who’ve always wanted to own a SLR camera that isn’t bulky and big are the ones who should think about using this one. If you have a lot of money and like to carry two or three mobile phones, you should definitely get this. You can take amazing shots with the camera and keep your DSLR at home! Seriously, I’m not kidding.
[ Image Credit and Via : Engadget ]