The Nokia press conference at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress 2012 today announced the launch of Nokia 808 PureView smartphone running on Symbian Belle OS and an astonishing 41 MP sensor. Nokia looks to cash in on the popularity of the N- series gadgets due to its mobile optic capabilities. The 808 PureView is undoubtedly aimed at mobile photography enthusiasts.
The camera has a 41 MP Carl Zeiss lens to capture images up to 38 MP and enables video recording at 1080p. The idea behind using such a large sensor is to enable users to zoom up to 3X without any perceived effect in the quality of images. This will enable cropping images from old snapshots without loss of detail. It also features Rich Recording technology for recording audio at near CD quality also features Dolby technology for media surround experience.
The 808 PureView apart from its crazy camera features a single core processor, 512 MB of RAM, and a 4-inch AMOLED glass display with a curved plate of gorilla glass. The phone is unusually thick, and the camera protrudes out of its rear. The 808 will hit Europe at €450 in the second quarter this year.