Nokia managed to surprise everyone with the launch of the 808 Pure View at MWC today, thanks to the phone’s whopping 41 megapixel camera sensor.
The Belle-powered smartphone isn’t all about the megapixels. The rear-facing shooter features a unique feature called “over sampling”, which condenses 7 pixels of information are into 1 pixel. This allows for extremely-high levels of detail, and enables users to capture photos at any size they like; be it 5 or 38 megapixels. This camera also comes equipped with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and 1080p HD video.
“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.”
Besides its camera, the phone features a 4-inch nHD resolution ClearBlack touchscreen, a 1.3GHz processor, 16GB included storage, HSDPA and WiFi connectivity and a 1400mAh battery.
There’s no official word on pricing or availability details of the Nokia 808 Pure View just yet, but we’ll bring you more details as soon as we get them.