MWC 2012: Nokia announces Nokia 808 PureView with 41MP camera sensor

Nokia 808 PureViewNokia’s PureView teaser did not do justice to yesterday’s MWC announcement. The manufacturer announced the Nokia Belle OS-powered Nokia 808, the first device to feature its PureView imaging technologies. The Nokia 808 PureView will come with a 41MP camera sensor. No, that’s not a typo!

“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.”

Nokia 808 PureView:

  • Processor: 1.3GHz
  • Operating system: Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1
  • Cellular connectivity: Quad-band GSM/EDGE and penta-band WCDMA/HSPA (HSDPA: 14.4Mbps / HSUPA: 5.76Mbps)
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA
  • Display: 4-inch 16:9 nHD (640×360) AMOLED ClearBlack
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 41MP AF with Nokia Pureview Pro imaging technology, f/2.4 aperture and Carl Zeiss optics
  • Front-facing camera: None
  • Battery: 1400mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 millimeters / 169 grams

The Nokia 808 PureView, by default, captures 5MP images that promise reduced noise and improved image quality due to the oversampling used. A full 38MP image mode can also be enabled.

Nokia expects to launch the Nokia 808 PureView in May. It will sell for about €450 (USD$605).

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