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Nokia introduces 41-megapixel smartphone

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia has decided to outdo everyone by releasing a Symbian phone with a 41-megapixel camera sensor. Yes, really. The Nokia 808 PureView packs the 41 megapixel sensor into its slightly chunky form factor. The 808 PureView has a 4-inch screen, a 1.3GHz processor and 16GB of internal memory. The camera uses a Carl Zeiss lens and has a xenon flash and is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 7728 x 5368.

The camera has a 35mm equivalent focal length 26mm for 16:9 and 28mm for 4:3 aspect ratio. The 808 PureView uses what Nokia terms ‘oversampling’ by taking a group of seven pixels and making them function as one large pixel in order to take 5 and 8 megapixel photos. The camera can also capture 1080P video and has a separate LED to serve as a light source.


Sources :

Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5888503/nokia-808-pure-view-phone-has-a-41+megapixel-camera-forty+one-actual-megapixels/gallery/1

Nokia Press Release: http://press.nokia.com/2012/02/27/nokia-808-pureview-ushers-in-a-revolution-in-smartphone-imaging/

Nokia: http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-808-pureview/specifications

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Author: Michael Reed View all posts by
Hardware madman. If it can be overclocked, watercooled or tweaked then I want it.
  • Nicky

    Wow! Nice! :D

    I would take this phone over any BlackBerry any day…

  • z00bear

    That is just crazy!!!
    Next thing they’ll be making a phone that you can attach lenses to…..

  • http://www.nyaanime.co.za Zombia

    Nokia are surely gonna cash in on the 41mp fact :D

  • http://www.g3ar.co.za Michael

    Rumour has it that this phone costs more than a normal smart phone and a DSLR combined.

  • Dash

    41MP! So what?? I’m not gonna waste my money because of that! And I don’t know what is it that they like so much about their crapish symbian OS?? Its about time they concentrate more on Android!

  • Victor

    Craziness!!!! Can’t wait to see it for myself…

  • Mqo

    over kill