As MWC hype is picking up momentum, Nokia decided to join the fun and released a short video trailer of its upcoming PureView smartphone to be release on 27,Feb at the MWC.
The Nokia PureView is the rumored successor to the Nokia N8 camera-centered smartphone. Earlier online gossip had it its official name will be Nokia N808 PureView and it will be wielding the most capable camera mounted on a smartphone to date.
The Nokia video teaser does not really do much to confirm or refute those rumors, but we are hoping they come out right. The camera division of the company did an excellent job of the N8, but the handset was let down by its unimpressive chipset and less than stellar OS and UI.
At the MWC 2012, Nokia showed PureView Phone that was teased before with the 41 Megapixel Camera (YES, Its not a Typo, 41.0 MP Exactly) running Symbian Belle Nokia and called "Nokia PureView 808". It is possibly the highest Camera Phone sensor in the World, yet.
The Nokia 808 PureView uses a 41 MP sensor, which captures image data from seven adjacent pixels and condenses it into one, resulting in stills at around 5 MP resolution with amazing detail and low noise levels. The optics are Carl Zeiss and there is also Xenon flash and a LED one acting as a video light. For the rest of the Specs check the Link below.
Technically, the sensor is able to capture 3 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 38 MP at 4:3 aspect ratio and 2 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 34 MP at 16:9. Video recording goes as high as FullHD 1080p at 30 fps and there is also 720p@30fps. Video is H264 encoded and supports stereo sound. The large image sensor allows 4x zoom in 1080p and 6x in 720p. Here is a Sample Photo [Note: It's size is about 12MB, May take some time to load]
Nokia showed her latest Camera Flagship Symbian phone the Nokia 808 PureView at the MWC 2012, all symbian fans are waiting for this beast camera phone with a 41MP camera sensor that make it the Best Imaging phone in the World.
Disappointedly, This PureView 41MP smartphone will be available globally everywhere except for North America (Photo below), and thats includes the US and Canada too.
Thought, Nokia didn't officially stated why this phone is not coming on the US, but it looks like Nokia want to bring the same amazing PureView technology to its Windows Phone lineup in the US instead of symbian, This is the best explanation for the situation.
Nokia released a few teaser images on its US Facebook page that contain the date, Monday, June 18th. This is the same day Microsoft is holding a tablet event and people started speculating that Nokia's announcement is related to the Microsoft event. The two announcements are not related. Sources told the blog that Nokia will likely announce the US launch of the 41-megapixel 808 PureView.
The 808 PureView is a Symbian-powered handset with a 41-megapixel camera. It's mid-range phone with a 4-inch OLED display, a 1.3GHz processor and 512MB of RAM.
Nokia dropped North America from the list of countries getting the 808 Pureview at first when it got reeled. This has changed Today, Nokia made an official launch announcement of the Nokia 808 PureView in the U.S. and soon will be in canda.
The 808 PureView will be sold through Amazon.com and the cost is $699 without a contract. No proper release date has been mentioned but the pre-orders will begin later this week or you can also sign up to be notified when the device goes on sale.
It has just been over a week since the Nokia 808 PureView went on sale and Nokia has already given the phones its first firmware upgrade. The FW Update version 112.020.0310 is now available over-the-air and can be downloaded directly on to your phone, or you can download it by connecting your phone to Nokia Suite.
Although an official change log is not available, the update brings with it improvement in scrolling performance, quicker saving of the 38 megapixel images (as you know these images are very large in size), smoother auto-rotation and other performance enhancements and bug fixes.
Today, Nokia announced that they have completed the acquisition of technologies, developers and intellectual property from imaging software specialists Scalado. The Finns first hinted at this deal last month, and they are now ready to finalize it.
As you may know, due to some reasons that the two companies have chosen not to disclose, Nokia is not actually buying the Scalado company, but only its personnel and technology. From a users' perspective there's little difference though, as the cool software features developed by the Swedish-based company will soon be making their way to Nokia smartphones.
Nokia's first PureView smartphone, the Nokia 808 PureView with 41 MP camera has just received a New firmware update from Nokia.
The firmware update is version 113.010.1508 and weights 420 MB in size, this update is daid to be improving the performance and features of the 808 PureView. You can download it via Nokia Suite.
These leaked slides showing off an upcoming WP handset from Nokia, also with the impressive 41MP PureView technology. This device on the slides could be the "Nokia LUMIA PureView".
The Device has a bit ugly design, but some users have said they like the Symbian PureView 808 design so I guess this most of Nokia users will like this device too.
Device specifications According to these slides:
- 4.3-inch Curved Glass touchscreen with HD display
- 41mp sensor, Carl Zeiss lens and PureView imaging technology
- 1080p full HD video recording and Rich Recording Technology
- Dual Core processor with Adreno 320 GPU
- Windows Phone Operating System
Another Nokia executive is confirming the addition of PureView technology to the LUMIA line of windows phones, No release date yet but the Lumia PureView is certainly Coming soon.
Chris Webber, President of Nokia USA and Head of Marketing for North America, talked about the future of Nokia and their plans to expand their market share. PureView is part of the plan and Nokia is working closely with Microsoft to make sure that the technology works exactly right. Watch the Interview video below.