The Finnish multinational communications corporation, Nokia, revealed a new kind of high-end smartphone with PureView imagining technology with a whopping 41-megapixel camera at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The new Nokia 808 PureView features a 41 megapixel camera that is built with high-performance optics by Carl Zeiss optics, German manufacturer of optical systems and medical devices, with oversampling technology into this new smartphone. In other words, it improves the standard resolution from today’s 2/3, 5, and 8 megapixels where this high-resolution phone will yield high-quality pictures.
Nokia claims in its press release after an image is captured you can crop, zoom, reframe, and resize without altering the levels of detail that will result in professional looking photographs. Other features include sharing via email, MMS and cannot forget posting on social networks.
“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 used to be the largest mobile phone manufacturer once upon a time, until Apple surpassed the Finnish company as of June 2011. With Nokia failing to capture the redesign of its mobile phones and its shrinking market share also thanks to Google’s Android it entered a partnership one year ago with Microsoft.
Both Nokia and Microsoft are looking to compete in the world of smartphones, so the Windows Phone Operating System (OS) will be gradually integrated into the Finnish’s mobile technology. What is mind-bottling it will run the Symbian OS.
Is the game changer? Is it going to compete and reclaim market share from Google or Apple? Is this a desperate publicity stunt on the part of Nokia? All of these questions will be answered in May 2012, with a retail price of 450 Euros in white, red and black colors.
Specifications for Nokia 808 PureView
Size: 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm (17.95 mm at camera)
Weight (with battery): 169 g
Volume: 95.5 cc
16 GB internal user memory
Support for up to 48 GB with an external microSD memory card
Use as USB mass memory device for storing photos, documents and more
GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA Cat10, maximum speed up to 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
GSM CS data class 33, GSM EGPRS data class 33, DTM 32
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n with UPnP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Support for MS Outlook synchronization of contacts, calendar and notes
Email and messaging
Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents .doc/ .docx, .xls/ .xlsx, .ppt/ .pptx, .pdf, .zip
HTML support for email
Unified push email client supporting multiple protocols: Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, Windows Live™, Hotmail and other popular POP/IMAP services, Mail for Exchange
Email web widget for home screen
Unified MMS/SMS editor
Conversational view for SMS and Email