It’s that time of the year again, when all the hotel rooms are booked, streets teeming with bloggers from all around the world, anxious to get their hands on some hot piece of technology and write a review on it in the blink of an eye. Yes, it’s February, it’s cold, the city is Barcelona and the event everyone going crazy about is the Mobile World Congress 2012. All the giants of mobile world are here again to demonstrate what they have achieved in the past year, and what they hold for us, in future.
Boasting a mind boggling 41 Mega-Pixel rear camera, wait, Yes, you read it correct and it’s not a typo, it really is 41 Mega-pixel. It has set mind-blowing industry standards by integrating such a high end imaging technology. One could have never imagined to enjoy such an enormous amount of pixels in a smartphone. But, Nokia‘s trend changing PureView technology, Carl Zeiss optics and some complex pixel-over sampling algorithms have made it possible.
It is amazing to see such high details of pictures, without any loss in clarity up-to 4x zoom, it can produce some of the sharpest images in the world by condensing the information worth 7 pixels into one. Moreover, it has superior performance in lowlight conditions and can save images in compact files sizes to be used with MMS, E-mail or Bluetooth sharing — allowing every one to take high class photos without a professional cam.
Yet there is more, the 808 PureView records a Full HD 1080p video and is the first ever phone to employ Rich Recording Technology that can record audio up-to 140 decibels. Not only recording but playback has also been made fancy with the use of Dolby surround sound experience catering even 5.1 surround sound encoding.
Other features include a single core 1.3 Ghz processor, 512 mb of RAM, 4-inch 360 x 640 AMOLED nHD screen covered with curved Gorilla Glass, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, on the go USB, 16 GB internal storage and runs on Symbian Belle.
Industry guru’s are predicting that user’s must now expect to see such high numbers regarding Mega-pixels in their smartphones as more and more company’s would adopt such technologies. Nokia has taken the edge being the market leader for such a super resolution camera integrator, there is no guarantee if such a tactic would help strengthen its market position.
Also there is no verdict on the camera’s photo quality in real life conditions, so 41 mp’s can do more damage than good if the quality turns out less than expected.
Price and Availability:
808 PureView shall arrive on the shelves by late May, priced at around 450 Euros.