41 megapixels

41 megapixels

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView

 

Nokia 808 PureView

With this phone, I thee wed. Honest. The Nokia 808 PureView won ‘Best New Mobile Handset, Device or Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2012’ thanks to its megapixel-headline-grabbing 41 fat ones.

The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high resolution 41 megapixel sensor with high performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology, bringing Nokia, that company that until October last year looked like it was on its way out, back to the top of the leader board of cool design.

 

At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom with the 808 PureView 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. The phone also includes Dolby technologies to dramatically improve the mobile entertainment experience and complement the other hot features of this new device.

However, the 808 PureView’s Symbian Belle operating system might detract from its appeal to a broader market, said analyst firm, Ovum, and it isn’t as sexy and stylish as the Lumia 900, which together mean that it doesn’t quite hit the ‘superphone’ mark. Still a cool device though.

This baby is set to be available some time this year; as yet Nokia is keeping the release under wraps.