Nokia announces the 808 Pure View [Hands On]

Monday 27th, February 2012 / 18:22 Written by

The Nokia 808 Pure View  is probably the biggest announcement so far at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona. The stand out feature (literally) on this device is the camera. The huge 41 Mega-pixel Camera phone from Nokia was a surprising development. Yeah sure, we expected a super camera-phone to be announced today, but I doubt anyone expected it to be a 41MP Whopper!

Apart from the ability to shoot images at that massive resolution (which is explained in the press release below), the phone also shoots videos at 1080p at 30FPS (a first for a Symbian Device). It also records audio at CD-Like Quality. There were a bunch of stop motion movies shot using the N8. This though, would definitely top those!

Here’re the Specs:

  • Display: 4″ nHD (640×360) Clear Black AMOLED
  • Processor: 1.3GHz Single Core
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM, 16 GB on-board storage, Expandable via Micro-USB upto 32GB
  • OS: Nokia Belle
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi b/g/n, USB OTG
  • Battery: 1430 mAH
  • Imaging: 41MP Nokia Pureview Pro imaging technology and Carl Zeiss optics,  Xenon Flash, Full HD Video Capture

The Sensor is Massive! Here’s a photo of the Sensor used in the Nokia 808 Pure View:

And here’s a video of the Camera Interface:

We have the Nokia 808 with us for a bit, so we’ll be back with more! Follow us on twitter,  we’re @myportableworld

Press Release:

Published February 27, 2012 | By Nokia – Press Release

Nokia 808 PureView ushers in a revolution in smartphone imaging

 Nokia sets a new industry standard with the first in a range of high end experiences based on exclusive Nokia PureView imaging technologies.

Barcelona, Spain – 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 megapixelmaximum) 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 tocapture 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.”

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