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Nokia 808 PureView with a 41 MP sensor unveiled

At Mobile World Congress(MWC), Nokia unveiled the 808 PureView featuring Nokia’s PureView Pro imaging technology with a 41-megapixel sensor and Carl Zeiss optics.

With the 41 MP sensor, the Nokia 808 PureView’s camera can use oversampling to combine up to seven pixels into one “pure” pixel, eliminating the visual noise found on other mobile phone cameras. 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 [Default], 8 MP, 34 MP at 16:9.specifications

Nokia 808 PureView lens and sensor specifications:

  • Carl Zeiss Optics
  • Focal length: 8.02mm
  • 35mm equivalent focal length: 26mm, 16:9 | 28mm, 4:3
  • F-number: f/2.4
  • Focus range: 15cm – Infinity (throughout the zoom range)
  • Lossless zoom: 3x for stills, 4x for full HD 1080p video
  • Optical format: 1/1.2”
  • Total number of pixels: 7728 x 5368 (41Mpix sensor with pixel oversampling)
  • Pixel Size: 1.4 microns
  • Construction:
  1. 5 elements, 1 group.All lens surfaces are aspherical
  2. One high-index, low-dispersion glass mould lens
  3. Mechanical shutter with neutral density filter


Nokia claims that the Nokia 808 PureView is the world’s first video recording device to allow recording without distortion at audio levels beyond the capability of human hearing. It captures stereo CD-like audio quality.

Other specification of the Nokia 808 PureView include a single-core 1.3 GHz processor , 512 MB of RAM, Symbian Belle OS, a 16:9 4″ AMOLED unit of nHD (640 x 360) resolution display covered with curved Gorilla Glass.

There is also NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and 16 GB of onboard storage.

The Nokia 808 PureView weights 169g. Talk time (over a 3G network) is rated at 6.5 hours, with a standby time of up to 540 hours.

No details on pricing yet although it is believed that the 808 PureView will be available starting May 2012. MalaysianWireless will update more when Maxis, Celcom or DiGi have plans to offer it in Malaysia.

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