New Delhi: Do you remember Nokia's 41-megapixel camera phone - Nokia 808 PureView? If not, then let us remind you that Nokia unveiled a new smartphone - the Nokia 808 PureView - at the MWC 2012, which has a 41 megapixel camera sensor with Carl Zeiss optics. And, the phone is now all set to hit the market soon.
The SIM-free Nokia 808 PureView is up for pre-order in Italy. The online retailer NStore.it is now accepting pre-orders for the 808 PureView ahead of its expected May launch. Thus, it makes it more plausible that the phone may get launched in May.
The phone has been priced at euro 599,00 on the Nokia Italy website, which comes out to be about $780. It's actually a hefty amount for a Symbian Belle-powered phone. But, it could prove to be a good deal for shutterbugs.
The phone has been priced at euro 599,00 on the Nokia Italy website, which comes out to be about $780.
The Nokia 808 PureView lets users shoot photos at different resolutions, say, 2 megapixel, 3 megapixel, 5 megapixel, high resolution 8 megapixel or full resolution. The maximum resolution you can shoot at is 38 megapixels in 4:3 aspect ratio and 34 megapixels in 16:9 mode.
The large sensor enables pixel oversampling, which is explained in detail in the white paper (embedded below). But in a nutshell, it means the combination of many pixels into one perfect pixel. In other words, the camera can use oversampling to combine up to seven pixels into one "pure" pixel, thereby eliminating the visual noise.
PureView imaging technology is touted to be the result of many years of research and development and the tangible fruits of this work are excellent image quality, lossless zoom, and superior low light performance, said the company.
The phone comes equipped with a 1/1.2" sensor, which is approximately 2.5 larger than the sensor used in the Nokia N8.
Besides, the camera performance also extends to video. The camera allows for 1080p recording at 30fps, with 4X lossless zoom thanks to the big sensor and powerful image processing which is said to be handling over 1 billion pixels per second, as claimed by the company.
The phone has a Nokia Belle operating system and a 4-inch, ClearBlack AMOLED display underneath Gorilla Glass. Powered by a 1.3GHz processor, it has 16GB of internal user memory, with support for MicroSD cards up to 32GB to contain all the pictures and video you'll be shooting.
Let's see when Nokia comes up with its formal announcement.