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MWC: Nokia Pureview 808 video demo

The smartphone with a 41MP camera
Wed Feb 29 2012, 10:24
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FINNISH PHONE FIRM Nokia's Pureview 808 that boasts a 41-megapixel camera has been one of this year's surprise announcements at MWC.

The 4in device might look like a slightly chunky Symbian handset, but underneath its bulk is a 41MP sensor that is capable of taking photos with up to 38MP quality.

Nokia claims that the optics it has incorporated into the handset are unparalleled, and although we initially were a little sceptical, when we saw the technology in action we were bowled over, particularly with the zoom quality as seen around the two minute mark in the video above.

The picture quality on offer needs to be seen to be believed, with users able to zoom in on the smallest of details after a shot has been taken and still see details in super high quality.

This is by far the best camera on a phone we have seen, but whether users will be willing to fork out close to £600 for a SIM-free device running Symbian remains to be seen.

However, it is a tantalising look at a possible future development coming to smartphones in the not-too-distant future. µ

 

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