Nokia announced the Nokia 808 PureView, the successor to the Nokia N8 in the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 today in Barcelona. One of the most notable features of the 808 PureView is obviously the camera – the whole 41 mega-pixels of it. No, it’s not a typo – PureView’s 41 mega-pixel camera was made possible by combining Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.
While the number of pixels certainly does not guarantee great photos, it’s still pretty amazing how a phone could pack so many pixels looking back to the days when we had VGA cameras.
In the audio department, the PureView comes with Dolby Digital Plus audio recording, with an HDMI output.
The PureView runs on Nokia Belle – formerly known as the Symbian Belle – and sports an Android-like interface. It’s powered by a 1.3 GHz single-core chip and has a 4-inch core-to-corner display size with a resolution of 360 x 640 (nHD). The phone comes equipped with 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board storage with added expandability via microSD.
The Nokia 808 PureView will go on sale in Europe at around €450 pre-tax and subsidies in May. No word on a US launch, yet; however we’re expecting the unlocked versions to show up shortly after the European launch.
For those anxious to have a look, here’s Engadget’s Hands-On. Take a look!
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