The Nokia 808 Pureview smartphone is garnering a lot of attention. Not for its OS, not for its ergonomics, not for its price but for its camera. Nokia 808 Pureview sports an astonishing ground-breaking 41 Megapixel Camera Sensor which captures the image from 7 adjacent pixels and combine it into one.
Surely, the camera is the highlight of this phone. We, at ProGamist, are also focusing on its other aspects.
The Nokia 808 Pureview sports an average touchscreen phone design with nothing ground-breaking to offer. The phone looks more or less like a typical HTC smartphone.
The dimension of this phone is: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 cc
Weight: 169 g
The Nokia 808 pureview has an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with display supporting upto 16M colors. The display size resolution is 360 x 640 (4.0 inch) with MultiTouch support (which is not typical Nokia!). The screen also sports a Corning Gorilla Glass protection with Nokia ClearBlack Display.
Heavyweight games/apps users are going to be disappointed because Nokia 808 Pureview has a 1.3 GHz processor (Single-core) which lags behind this generation’s smartphone processors (Dual-core).
Nokia 808 Pureview has 512 MB of RAM with an internal storage memory of 16 GB and also has a MicroSD card slot extendable upto 32 GB.
Nokia 808 Pureview has a colossal 41 Megapixel Camera but let us burst the bubble. The Nokia 808 Pureview doesn’t literally sport a 41 Megapixel camera. The camera uses the 41 Megapixel sensor to deliver a highly-detailed image of 5 Megapixel resolution with an amazing rate of noise deduction. The sensor’s ratio for capturing 2MP, 5MP, 8MP, 34MP images is 16:9 and 3MP, 5MP, 8MP, 38MP is 4:3.
The primary camera is the 41MP (38MP Actually) camera with the highest image resolution consisting of a jaw-dropping 7152 x 5368 pixels. The camera is loaded with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and autofocus. Geo-tagging, face-detection and ND filter are some of its features too.
The Nokia 808 PureView can record a full High-Definition video upto 1080p @ 30 fps at 4x lossless zoom and 720p HD video @ 30 fps at 6x zoom.
The Nokia 808 PureView smartphone is powered by the Nokia Belle OS. The phone also features JAVA (MIDP 2.1), Browser supporting HTML5 and Adobe Flash Lite. Nokia Maps for navigation with A-GPS support.
Nokia 808 PureView sports a Rich Recording function which enables the users to record crystal-clear distortion-free sound upto 140 dB. Loudspeaker is present along with a 3.5MM Universal jack.
Nokia 808 PureView has Bluetooth v3.0 (with A2DP). The phone also boasts of an HDMI Port. Class 33 GPRS as well as EDGE support. HSDPA 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA 5.76 Mbps support. NFC and Micro USB v2.0 support. The WLAN is Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology. Talking of network connectivity, 2G Network – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 & 3G Network – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100.
Other features include…
- Accelerometer Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
- SNS Integration
- Music player supporting MP3, WMA, WAV and eAAC+ file types
- Video player supporting MP4, H.264, H.263 and WMV file type
- Stereo FM Radio with RDS
- Voice Command
- Photo/Video Editor
- Document Viewer
Overall the Nokia 808 PureView smartphone is a pinnacle of camera phones with a whooping 41MP camera which is its unique selling point. We can clearly see this phone dominating not only the camera phones arena but also the stand-alone digital cameras arena. Apart from camera, multimedia features are impressive but the software and processing power is not justifiable.
The Nokia 808 PureView is expected to launch in May 2012 with the estimated price of 450 (Euro), 760 (US Dollars) and 34000 (INR).