Nokia Corporation may be altogether sidelining Symbian in favor of Windows Phone as the operating system of its future smartphones but the imaging capabilities of its supposedly last Symbian flagship release could very well make it a classic, a handset that will remain to be a leader in its category for many years.
More powerful than a lot of full-fledged point-and-shoot digicams out in the market, Nokia 808 Pureview features a camera with a staggering, unprecedented 41 MegaPixel sensor -- That's more than thrice the resolution you'll get with the best camera phone in the world - until a few hours ago, TP-Favorite Nokia N8!
But 808's such large sensor is hardly about snapping billboard-sized images, it's about having enough power to shoot normal sized - 5 to 8 Megapixel - photos with stunning clarity and brilliance.
Nokia 808 PureView achieves this by using an mobile imaging technology called 'oversampling' which combines up to seven pixels into one 'pure' pixel. This eliminates visual noise found on most cameraphones and improves the Nokia 808 PureView camera's performance in low light conditions. On top of this, you can zoom in on a subject without losing a lot of details in the shot.
Nokia 808 PureView has a great still camera but its video recorder is just as good. The handset flaunts a Full HD 1080p videocam which shoots clips at 30 frames per second. With 4X lossless zoom, a big sensor and powerful image processing handling over a billion pixels per second, Nokia 808 PureView lets users zoom in while recording videos and have peace of mind in knowing that no detail will be lost. At lower resolutions, you get even more lossless zoom; 6X at 720p and 12X zoom in nHD (640 x 360) setting. Also, thanks to Nokia's new Rich Recording technology, videos shot using Nokia 808 PureView don't only look clear, but also sound clear; "CD-like," Nokia promises.
Clearly the new best camera phone in the world today, Nokia 808 PureView may be a multimedia powerhouse but it's still a smartphone though and though. The phone flaunts a 4-inch 360 x 640 pixels AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, runs Symbian Belle OS with its 1.3 GHz processor and handles multitasking with its 512MB of RAM. For storage, the phone has 16GB of internal space which users can expand via the microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB. As for connectivity, Nokia 808 PureView supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Nokia 808 PureView will be available globally by around May this year. The Finnish company has yet to disclose the phone's official suggested retail price but I'm guessing this would hit store shelves with a Php 25,000 to Php 30,000 price tag.
|Name||Nokia 808 PureView|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||High-End (Flagship Level - Symbian Line)|
|Dimensions||123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm, 95.5 cc|
|Available Colors||Red, Black, White|
|Operating System||Nokia Belle OS|
|Display||4.0-inch with 184 ppi pixel density), 360 x 640 pixels, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Single Core CPU|
|RAM/ROM||512 MB of RAM|
|Camera||41 MegaPixels (38 MP effective, 7152 x 5368 pixels), Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Xenon flash, no front camera, Special features: 1/1.2'' sensor size, ND filter, geo-tagging, face detection. Also, at standard resolutions - like 5 and 8 megapixels, the phone has the ability to condense seven pixels of information into one pixel delivering the sharpest images imaginable|
|Video Capture||Full HD 1080p at 30 frames per second, 3x digital zoom (effective 24-74mm f/2.4 @1080p)|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+/MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player|
|Ports||HDMI, microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support, 3.5 mm audio jack|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, UPnP technology, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, NFC, 3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, expandable via microSD, supports up to 32GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Ion 1400 mAh (BV-4D)|
|Uptime||Stand-by up to 465 hours on 2G and up to 540 hours on 3G, Talk time of up to 11 hours on 2G and up to 6 hours 50 minutes on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||Flagship Release, First Smartphone to feature Nokia PureView Technologies, 41 MegaPixel Camera|
|Announcement||Worldwide: February 2012|
|Price||TP Guesstimate: Php 25,000 to Php 30,000|